Today, the Commission published a Recommendation on a Code of practice on the management of intellectual asset for knowledge valorisation and a Recommendation on a Code of practice on Standardisation.
They support the implementation of the Council Recommendation on the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation announced in December 2022. Developed together with a wide range of stakeholders, they provide guidance for researchers and innovators on intellectual asset management and on how best to use the results for standardisation.
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth said:
“Standards and intellectual assets management are key for individuals and organisations to create value from research results. These codes of practice will support their market uptake and help to boost deployment of new technologies, so important to respond to the current societal challenges. They reflect the priorities of the research community, universities, companies and decision-makers”.
The new code of practice on the management of intellectual assets aims to increase the impact of research results and innovative technologies and accelerate the use of knowledge. This code is addressed to all R&I actors and offers guidance on strategic intellectual assets management.
The new code of practice on standardisation helps with the successful integration of R&I activities with standardisation. It identifies good practices and addresses R&I activities regardless of the technology area. It targets R&I actors within a wide range of technology readiness levels from terminologies and concepts, through testing to interoperability and performance.
The adoption of the Commission Recommendations on the codes of practice is a milestone in implementing the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation. Developing the guiding principles was proposed in the 2020 Commission Communication on “A new ERA for Research and Innovation” and it is included in the ERA Policy Agenda for 2022-2024 endorsed by Council Conclusions on the Future governance of the ERA in November 2021.
- Publication date
- 7 March 2023
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation