In April 2008, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations. The aim was to offer a coherent framework for the management of intellectual property by the public research sector, to promote knowledge transfer between the public and private sectors, both within and between Member States.
The purpose of the Knowledge Transfer Study 2010-2012 (Knowledge Transfer Study 2010-2012. Luxembourg: Publications. Office of the European Union. 2013 - 383 pp. - 21 x 29,7 cm. ISBN 978-92-79-32388-1) is to support the monitoring and reporting process of the European Commission’s Recommendation and Code of Practice on Knowledge Transfer.
The publication is available for download here.