Bridging existing gaps between the academic, public and private sectors building on exchange of know-how experience best practices and contacts of the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands.
— Collaborations for the Future
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SMART APPLICATIONS can accelerate economic growth, improve products and services and help us to address various needs of our societies. The on-going pandemic is a strong reminder that governments, academia and the private sector should work hand-in-hand to cope with new challenges, especially in an emergency situation. This recent experience shows that universities and research institutes are capable and willing to provide their resources and knowledge and reach out to the business in order to develop much needed new healthcare products, services and applications. This lesson should not be forgotten, rather, it should boost ongoing efforts to bridge still existing gaps between the academic, public and private sectors.
Research and innovation ecosystems vary in different countries according to their traditions, established rules, administrative frameworks etc. However, there is an ample potential of practical experience and best practices that can taped into and shared for the benefit of all.
This is the reason why three countries, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands, decided to establish a platform to examine how to best support an effective transfer of knowledge and technology while learning from each other.
THE PLATFORM BRING TOGETHER high-level representatives from responsible ministries, universities and research institutes, public administration and funding agencies, researchers, and, last but not least, entrepreneurs representing new, technology-based, spin-offs.
Building on our previous contacts and common projects top Czech, Dutch and German experts will exchange lessons learned and share best practices in technology transfer and new business grow with a view to formulate concrete recommendations on some key objectives, including:
promotion of genuine collaborations between the academia and the business;
mutual support in developing spin-offs into new successful innovative enterprises;
ideas how to expand cooperation between the top Czech, Dutch and German teams and experts, including establishment of a platform for exchanging future contacts and projects.