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Report shows industry collaboration with research universities is thriving in Ireland


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: June 27th, 2018

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KIT), the national office that connects businesses with Ireland’s research community, has published its annual report on industry engagement and commercialization.

Results of the “KIT Review and Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey 2017” show that collaboration between universities and industry and Ireland is thriving, judged by the number of technology licenses, start-up launches and product development.

“Through our long-term monitoring of system performance, we are able to track outcomes from commercialization and can report a significant number of spinout companies remain active three or more years after their initial formation and observe a steady state of products and services making it to the market based on ideas and technology from state-funded research,” says Alison Campbell, director of KTI.

“The findings of KTI’s 2017 annual report show that KTI and the work of technology transfer offices are making it easier for Irish companies to access the knowledge and expertise available within our research performing organizations,” says John Halligan, Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development.

“With a skilled technology transfer resource in the publicly funded research sector and an active innovation system, I am confident we can further KTI’s work to make research collaboration and commercialization simple and accessible,” Halligan adds. The full report is available here.

Source: Irish Tech News

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