eHealthNews.eu

Welcome to #1 European eHealth News Portal.

Not a subscriber yet?
Stay updated on the latest eHealth News and eHealth Jobs. Subscribe now, it's free!

Commission launches consultation on transnational research cooperation

On 17 May the European Commission launched a public consultation on possible actions to improve transnational research cooperation and knowledge transfer between public research organisations (PRO) and industry.

Views are sought on the existing knowledge transfer system in Europe, and the changes needed to facilitate interactions between public research organisations and industry. Such improved interactions may also require clarification of the missions of public research organisations and industry regarding research and its exploitation for and by society.

The need for a consultation was made apparent in two Commission communications: 'Investing in research: an action plan for Europe' and 'More Research and Innovation - A Common Approach'. The latter identified a fragmentation in the current rules and practices that govern sub-optimal research cooperation and knowledge transfer across Europe. In particular, it highlighted weaknesses in the guidelines on ownership of publicly-funded research results and contractual arrangements between public research organisation and industry.

While a number of Member States have done valuable work in this area, they have often only considered the national perspective, the communication notes, recommending that more consistent rules and practices across the EU would foster PRO-industry partnership links and maximise their impact. 'This will help create a level playing field for cross-border university and industry,' it says.

The consultation document contains a number of questions relating to facilitating cooperation between industry and public research organisations, the legal situation in the EU and on how to tackle the problems identified.

On the basis of the replies and of stakeholder and expert input, the Commission intends to prepare a communication on ways to foster and facilitate cooperation between industry and public research organisations on knowledge transfer in Europe.

The consultation was prepared jointly by the Commission's Research, and Enterprise and Industry DGs.

For furhter information on the consultation, please visit:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/list_en.html

Most Popular Now

Artificial Intelligence Detects a New Cl…

Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered "junk." Even though scientists have recently...

Essen University Medicine and Siemens He…

The Essen University Medicine, Germany's leading hospital company for digitalized medicine, and Siemens Healthineers, a world-leading medical technology company, plan to work together to develop the hospital of the future...

Final Cohort Selected For Pioneering Dig…

Propel@YH has announced the six start-ups to participate in its inaugural digital health accelerator programme, aimed at navigating the complex healthcare landscape and building an NHS-relevant business case. The Leeds-based...

New Kid on the Block: The Doctrina Acade…

The Doctrina Academy is a new service, developed by Doctrina, a video e-learning platform that reaches over 1,000,000 healthcare professionals (HCPs) from around the globe, helping them to switch ...

Efficacy and SilverCloud Health Supports…

A leading mental health service is using the digital mental health platform developed by SilverCloud Health to support a confidential NHS service for GPs in England. London-based Efficacy is offering...

Gloucestershire Hospitals to Deliver EPR…

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is moving to a 'clinical wrap' strategy to deliver an electronic patient record (EPR) and achieve the highest levels of digital maturity within five-years. The...

Mobile Phone App Designed to Boost Physi…

Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone...

Application Period for an International …

The Master of Science (M.Sc.)in Medical Informatics (MMI) at European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen - a branch of the Deggendorf University of Applied Sciences (THD - Technische Hochschule Deggendorf)...

NHS Prescribing is Back in the Spotlight…

Opinion Article by Dr Simon Hendricks, Product Innovation Manager and Clinical Strategy Lead, FDB (First Databank) Political will for better and safer prescribing in the NHS has fast gained momentum in...

Sectra to Provide Large Centralized Regi…

International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a five-year contract with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for the delivery of a regional...

IMI to Boost Patient Involvement in its …

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is creating a 'pool' of patient experts to strengthen the role and voice of patients in IMI activities at both strategic and operational levels. IMI...