Innovation Policy and Transfer Design Unit

Second German-Greek Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer discusses transfer concepts in bilateral cooperation in research and innovation

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More than 80 participants from 24 applied cooperation projects from Greece and Germany attended the second German-Greek Workshop for Knowledge and Technology Transfer on June 30, 2021.

The online workshop served as an exchange between the funded collaborative projects on proven approaches to knowledge and technology transfer as well as existing practices and hurdles in transfer planning. The online workshop focused on the challenges and strategies of German-Greek research and development projects in the transfer and implementation of research results into practical applications and their utilization.

Seven projects from six research fields presented their approaches to the utilization of research results and thus provided a valuable insight into their transfer concepts. The subsequent questions and assessments from the participants provided further impetus for the transfer planning of the projects and offered starting points for the 24 projects of the second German-Greek Research and Innovation Program.

The speakers of the following panel, discussed the impulses from the presentation of the heterogeneous project contexts on and against the background of the comparable challenges and made an initial assessment. The discussants contributed to the larger context of bilateral support for German-Greek cooperation in research and innovation. The support and scientific monitoring of research and development projects in transfer planning was assessed as particularly valuable.

The workshop was designed by the Fraunhofer IMW as part of the "IntTransNet" project and conducted on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI). In terms of content and methodology, the workshop built on the success of the first German-Greek Workshop on Knowledge and Technology Transfer in June 2019.

The research project IntTransNet, funded by the BMBF, aims to develop novel instruments and approaches to intensify cross-border cooperation between science and industry in research and innovation according to the so-called "2+2 model". The insights gained are to contribute to the general optimization of innovation policy approaches and in particular international cooperation.

Background of the Second German-Greek Research and Innovation Program

The workshop is part of the second German-Greek Research and Innovation Program. In the course of the program, 24 bilateral cooperation projects are funded for research, development and innovation activities in the fields of health research, bioeconomy, energy, culture-tourism-culture/innovation, social challenges, materials research and key technologies. Of particular importance for the sustainable effectiveness of the projects is the consideration of knowledge and technology transfer for the exploitation of the research outputs achieved, i.e. the diffusion and dissemination of knowledge and technology in terms of their economic utilization.