Knowledge And Technology Transfer Between Science And Business: Academic KTT Offices` Experience And Good Practise
The publication was intended to provide an overview of the knowledge and technology transfer services and their qualitative and quantitative comparisons. The most relevant KTT services recognized are assisting R&D collaboration, contract research projects and scientific/technological services, commercialization of R&D results by patenting, licensing and student projects with businesses. The publication also presents an assessment of different aspects of KTT in practices that can be applied by newly established offices in the Western Balkans region.Besides the general issues on KTT modes, the publication also deals with the set of measures and incentives suitable to motivate the researchers to participate the KTT activities, as well as the set of metrics for assessment of the KTT offices performance.
This Platform aims to support the development and growth of a range of KTT activities including commercialisation of research, collaboration between universities and enterprises, and establishing start-ups and spin-offs. It also considers the issues of managing and supporting these activities to optimise success as well as considering ways in which success can be measured and reported.
The report recognises that different universities are at different stages of development, have different strengths and opportunities, and consequently require different support mechanisms. This recognition is reflected in the proposals which are articulated through an Action Plan focusing on ensuring that the needs of each specific university in the Western Balkan countries can be met.
Strategic Development Plan for Business Incubators and Science and Technology Parks in Western Balkan Region
The development of Business Incubators (BI) and Science and Technology Parks (STP) is one of the most efficient instruments for boosting the local economic development. This topic was recognized as highly important by WBCInno partners, which was the main motive to elaborate the Strategic Development Plan for BIs/STPs in WBC region. This Strategic Plan presents the trends in the development of BIs and STPs at EU and world level as well as the current state in WBC region in this area. This gave the solid ground for identification of strategic goals and recommendation of ten strategic measures to overcome identified shortcomings. As the conclusion of all finding and recommendations given throughout the Plan, the publication recommends the next steps to be taken in order to implement successfully the Strategic Development Plan through institutional support.
The Methodology for Innovation Management deals with the different aspects of the innovation management process starting from definition of ten recommended innovation management techniques, across the intellectual property aspects, review of innovation cycle phases with financial aspects to the software innovation management support. All of these aspects are elaborated in the separate chapters. The Chapter Intellectual Property Aspects deals with the general IPR aspects in three countries of the WB region: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. The last chapter of this publication gives the detailed definition and description of Idea and Project Management workflows, along with the roles and responsibilities assigned within each of them. These workflows are applied in the software platform that will be developed in accordance with this Methodology.
Methodology for Innovation Management is also available in Serbian language.
The Catalogue is a unique tool for presenting the research and innovation potential of the University of Kragujevac within mapping performed within the project. It provides the preview of structures and mechanisms established at the University dealing with and encouraging the knowledge transfer, advanced research and innovation, as well as the overview of laboratories, institutes and centers founded at twelve faculties of the University where research is carried out. Twenty six laboratories, institutes, centers and research groups are presented initially in this edition of the Catalogue in more details, with a description of their activities, results, resources, national/international project, projects with industry, references, prototypes, patents and other measurable results that have commercial and innovative potential.
Mapping of innovation potential at the University of Novi Sad was conducted in terms of identifying and collecting the data on research infrastructure, laboratories, centers, research teams with noteworthy results, developed technologies and knowledge, offered commercial services and trainings, licenses and patents, etc. The Catalogue includes well-structured information on available capacities to be involved in knowledge transfer, applied research and potential for innovations into market for the University of Novi Sad. This initial edition of the Catalogue includes the review of the total of 23 units that will be updates in the future.
The Catalogue provides the overview of structures and mechanisms established at the University of Montenegro, which are engaged in knowledge transfer, advanced research and innovations. The core of the publication is the presentations of centers and laboratories of the University of Montenegro which provides more detailed information on their activities, results, resources, projects (domestic and international), key personnel, as well as provided commercial services , technical solutions, patents, prototypes and other measurable results of the research that have commercial and innovation potential. This version included 22 units as initial mapping phase, which will be annually updated with information on other units not initially included.
Within the activity of mapping research and innovation potential of universities in Western Balkan region, the University of Zenica and its research and knowledge transfer units were presented in the Catalogue on Research and Innovation Potential. Here, in this initial version of the Catalogue, 22 units dealing with research, innovation and knowledge and technology transfer presented. Besides the detailed preview of the activities, infrastructure and resources available at these units, this publication also provides the valuable information on their research results that have strong innovative and commercialization potential. Next annual edition of the Catalogue is expected to provide the information on additional research and knowledge and technology units and their capacities.
Publication “The Catalogue on Research and Innovation Potential of the University of Kragujevac” is also available in Serbian language.
Publication “The Catalogue on Research and Innovation Potential of the University of Novi Sad” is also available in Serbian language.
Publication “The Catalogue on Research and Innovation Potential of the University Montenegro” is also available in Montenegrin language.
Publication “The Catalogue on Research and Innovation Potential of the University of Banja Luka” is also available in Bosnian language.
Following the guidelines from TEMPUS handbook and documents regarding to Dissemination and Sustainability of the project, the Consolidated Plan for Dissemination and Raising Awareness was elaborated within the WBCInno project. The Plan is designed to ensure the appropriate use of the results during and beyond the lifetime of the project. It presents the dissemination strategy, the target groups to be addressed, different dissemination tools, events and dissemination calendar.
The Quality Control and Monitoring Manual represents the guidelines for successful and efficient control and monitoring of all results and deliverables produced during the implementation of the WBCInno project. It defines the set of measures and procedures that are to be followed by all partners on the project in order to ensure the highest possible quality of the project activities, results and outcomes. In its annexes, the Manual includes list of all documents and templates necessary for the implementation of defined procedures.
The Manual for Contractual and Financial Management provides the support to project partners in their local project management, both financial and contractual. It is a tool that enables them to manage the project locally in an efficient and successful manner and in accordance with the set of rules defined by the EACEA. The Manual clearly defines the procedures for managing the financial documentation and reports, providing at the same time the set of documents and templates used in the process.