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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 introduce 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 runs 18 months, starting in spring 2023.

In addition to national conferences and workshops (see below), you can participate in European stakeholder events. Find out about the first event Making research results work for society on 26 October 2023 in Brussels. More to come in 2024.

The campaign is centered around the latest 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. On 2 December 2022 the Council adopted the Recommendation on the guiding principles for kowledge valorisation. This is supported by 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 which were adopted on 1 March 2023.

The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness on the guiding principles and the two codes 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, and the business environment, as well as civil society associations and citizens, local and regional administrations, and policy makers.

Stakeholders who would be interested in contributing to the campaign, for example by organising trainings or webinars and disseminating key messages through social media, are welcome to express their interest using the link below.


The campaign will include a tour of Member States, as well as other events which will be announced in due time.

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 national events. They will gradually appear below with details regarding the agenda and practical aspects for registration.

The programme of national events typically includes:

  • Presentation ofthe Guiding Principles on Knowledge Valorisation in the national context
  • Presentation of the Code of Practice on the Management of Intellectual Assets and the Code of Practice on Standardisation, 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 on aspects related to intellectual assets management and standardisation

Flagship Events

  1. 30 November 2023

    National event in Athens

    Conference programme


  2. 14-15 November 2023

    National event in Lisbon

    Conference programme

  3. 9 November 2023

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

    Conference programme

  4. 26 October 2023
    Brussels, Belgium

    Stakeholder event  Making research results work for society

    More information

  5. 11 October 2023

    National event in Ljubljana

    Conference programme

  6. 13 June 2023

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

    Conference programme

  7. 6 June 2023

    National event in Vilnius, focusing on best practices and trainings

    Conference programme

  8. 18 April 2023
    Czech Republic

    First national event launching the Awareness raising campaign in Prague.

    Conference programme