Enhancing the capacity of EU transport projects to transform research results into innovative products and services
TIPS was funded by the European Commission to enhance the capacity of EU transport projects to transform research results into innovative products and services.
Efficient transport contributes to sustainable wealth and prosperity in Europe, but intensified competition calls for more innovation and high tech knowledge to maintain Europe’s competitiveness, ensuring sustainable, efficient and affordable transport services and developing new skills and job opportunities. A lot of money is put into EU and national programmes for research and innovation but with no guarantee that results are turned into innovative products and services and brought to the market.
This is where TIPS comes in: TIPS has developed good practices on exploitation strategies to help ongoing transport projects exploit their research results. All assistance offered was free of charge and ranged from workshops and training academies, over brokerage and networking events, to one-to-one support for the development of sound market deployment plans.
The project was accomplished by a consortium led by Steinbeis Europe. ICCR was in charge of the scientific part of the project. The fieldwork has covered all transport projects delivered in the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union and looked at the (potential) outcomes of the projects and their needs to valorize their effort. Best cases were identified and supported the TIPS project to select promising pilots.
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Publication: Pohoryles,R.2014. Excellent research, but insufficient valorization? The case of the European Transport Research in the 7th Framework Programme. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Volume 27(3)