EurActiv.com - Commission urges university-business knowledge transfer | EU - European Information on Science & Research: "'Making better use of publicly funded R&D is an important problem,' states a Commission policy documentPdf external urging better exploitation of research results. The Communication, adopted on 4 April 2007, argues that an average university in Europe generates far fewer inventions and patents compared with North American counterpart.
This is said to be largely due to 'a less systematic and professional management of knowledge and intellectual property' in European universities. Other barriers include cultural differences between business and science communities, lack of incentives for them to work together as well as legal barriers hindering co-operation."
Zadeve je še posebej relevantna za Slovenijo, namreč, v pokazateljih, kjer EU ugotavlja, da zaostaja za ZDA, Japonsko, Korejo ... Slovenija še dodatno zaostaja za EU.