Report 2012

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3. Innovation and university-industry cooperation

In recent years the promotion of knowledge transfer has become a key priority of universities in their commitment to socioeconomic development. In addition to the increased investment needed to match that of other European countries, there has been a paradigm shift. In the area of knowledge transfer the most critical indicators are considered to be entrepreneurship and revenue from the provision of licenses to third parties. This has not only benefitted research but also the ability to transfer research results to the private sector through the coordination of specific services and promotion of technologies developed at the university. Several direct and indirect instruments have been put in place to further this goal in collaboration with industry and the economic sector to promote knowledge transfer.