The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised, together with the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP), a conference on the impact of Knowledge Transfer (KT) on society and economy. The event took place at the EC headquartes (Berlaymont building) on 23 January 2020.
The conference brought together key representatives from within the European Commission to meet and discuss two key themes with the community of KT practitioners represented by ASTP. The first focused on sharing the results of the most recent joint project with the JRC, while the second identified topics for further direct collaboration with the EC, highlighting several other intitiatives driven by these national and pan-European communities.
You may watch the video recording at this link.
Presentations from the workshop are available here.
JRC and ASTP joint project
The JRC has launched a study supported by external experts together with the Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals (ASTP). The objectives of the current joint study are:
- to identify a core set of harmonised metrics, and
- to specify conditions and actions towards a European-wide collection of such indicators.
One of the challenges this data collection initiative faces is the heterogeneous response rates from one country to the other. To improve representativeness and to tap into the potential of a more comprehensive transnational dataset on KT metrics, the following critical success factors are essential:
- a recognised set of harmonised indicator;
- a regular annual collection in each country /Member State based on these harmonised indicators;
- dedicated resources to ensure a qualitative and efficient management.