Report 2014

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Today, most experts would agree that innovation, using the knowledge generated by public and private research centres, is essential for economic and social progress. It is therefore essential to foster a culture of innovation both in the centres generating that knowledge and in the business world.

In truth, all public administrations, from the European Union, with the introduction of the new EU framework programme for research and innovation (HORIZON 2020), to national and regional governments, are making serious efforts to foster the advancement of the knowledge society. Universities are one of the key players in the accomplishment of this objective, as they have become a primary source of knowledge generation and innovative technology.