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Join the European Union campaign to boost knowledge valorisation

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research & Innovation is organising an awareness raising campaign on knowledge valorisation to disseminate the latest policy developments on knowledge valorisation and to demonstrate how research and innovation results can be better transformed into societal and economic benefits. The awareness raising campaign started in spring 2023 and continues in 2024.

The Awareness raising campaign is structured as an inclusive dialogue with all stakeholders through three main types of events:

  • Tour of capitals: national events co-designed with Member States to cater to the local R&I ecosystem
  • Stakeholder events: the first one was organised on 26 October 2023 in Brussels and gathered a broad spectrum of speakers and over 700 participants who discussed main challenges, opportunities and best practices for peer learning, while also encouraging collaboration. You can find out more about the first event on the webpage ‘Making research results work for society
  • Training sessions, covering topics related to intellectual assets management and standardisation

The campaign is centered around the recommendations in support of one of the strategic objectives of the Commission’s new ERA for Research and Innovation for the uptake of research and innovation results to foster economic and societal prosperity. This objective is translated in legislative recommendations adopted in the last years.

The Council adopted on 2 December 2022 the Recommendation on the guiding principles for knowledge valorisation. To support these guiding principles, the Commission adopted on 1 March 2023 the Recommendations on the Code of practice on the management of intellectual assets for knowledge valorisation in the European Research Area and the Code of practice on standardisation in the European Research Area. Further, on 1 March 2024 the Commission adopted the Recommendations on the Code of Practice on industry-academia co-creation for knowledge valorisation and on the Code of Practice on citizen engagement for knowledge valorisation.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness on the guiding principles and the  codes of practice and how they facilitate knowledge valorisation in practice by addressing all Research & Innovation actors: researchers, students, innovators and entrepreneurs, Horizon funds beneficiaries, research institutions, higher education institutions, standard development organisations, intellectual assets management professionals, intermediaries, and the business environment, as well as civil society associations and citizens, local and regional administrations, and policy makers.

Calendar of events

To find out more about the Guiding Principles on Knowledge Valorisation and the Codes of practice implementing them and how they impact research and innovation actors, you are invited to attend the campaign events. They will gradually appear below with details regarding the agenda and practical aspects for registration.

The programme of national events typically includes:

  • Presentation of the Guiding Principles on Knowledge Valorisation in the national context
  • Presentation of the Codes of Practice implementing the Guiding Principles, giving hand-on guidance to research and innovation actors
  • High-level policy debates on knowledge valorisation
  • Showcasing of best practices
  • Hand-on trainings delivered by partner organisations, centered around aspects related to intellectual assets management and standardisation

Flagship Events

  1. 4 June 2024

    Agenda to follow

  2. 23 April 2024
  3. 7 February 2024

    National event in The Hague.

    Conference programme

  4. 30 November 2023

    National event in Athens

    Conference programme


  5. 14-15 November 2023

    National event in Lisbon

    Conference programme

  6. 9 November 2023

    National event in Vienna, Unlocking the Value of Knowledge: ERA Symposium 2023

    Conference programme

  7. 26 October 2023
    Brussels, Belgium

    Stakeholder event  Making research results work for society

    More information

  8. 11 October 2023

    National event in Ljubljana

    Conference programme

  9. 13 June 2023

    National event in Madrid, focusing on new Law on Science, technology and Innovation and  the new Knowledge Transfer Plan

    Conference programme

  10. 6 June 2023

    National event in Vilnius, focusing on best practices and trainings

    Conference programme

  11. 18 April 2023
    Czech Republic

    First national event launching the Awareness raising campaign in Prague.

    Conference programme