MLE on Widening Participation and Synergies: Thematic Report No 2 - Encouraging science-business cooperation
The report reflects the results achieved in a workshop organised under the Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) devoted to widening participation to FP and enhancing synergies between FP and ESIF.
The focus of this report is on strategies, reforms, programmes and schemes developed at national or regional level and aiming at encouraging science-business cooperation in order to reinforce participation in the EU FP. The paper provides a landscape of instruments and discusses the issue of designing an effective policy mix to promote science-business cooperation. The paper also provides lessons from existing practice with a focus on three instruments: Technology Transfer Offices, Industrial PhDs and collaborative research programmes.