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Knowledge transfer between academia and industry is one of the most promising tendencies to strengthen economic development, according many policy makers and researchers consider.

Industry-academia interactions are key to knowledge valorization. They foster a mutually benefitting exchange between knowledge generators and business actors, boost private investments in research, lead to more inventions and patents, facilitate the flow of latest technologies and talents into companies, enhance researchers’ and students’ skills and understanding of the market needs, and nurture an entrepreneurial mind-set.

Source: European Commission

Find out more at “Testing the feasibility of a new industry-academia knowledge exchange concept focusing on companies’ needs” final report available at:

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