The report summarises the results of the survey ‘Towards a Policy Dialogue and Exchange of Best Practices on Knowledge Valorisation’ addressed to EU Member States and interested EEA countries. It presents the feedback on concrete areas for a policy dialogue and exchange of best practices at European level and a first collection of best practices by drawing on the expertise of the participating countries.
Taking account of the survey results, next steps are outlined at the end of the report. They shall be further developed and implemented together with Member States and stakeholders with the aim to co-create a sustainable European policy of knowledge valorisation. Valorising research results and scientific knowledge is key to deliver new responses to the challenges and opportunities the EU is facing, in particular the twin climate and digital transitions. Many strategies and instruments have been developed to enhance knowledge management, sharing and valorisation at European, national and regional level. However, this wealth of experience has not been capitalised on in a structured way. An in-depth exchange among policy makers and stakeholders at European level is needed.
The survey was carried out by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Directorate Prosperity, Unit Valorisation Policies & IPR from 23 April until the end of June 2020. In total, 23 countries participated.