Core KPIs of the EIT for the KICs: What exactly can be understood of "knowledge transfer/adoption" and how can it be measured? | European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)

Core KPIs of the EIT for the KICs: What exactly can be understood of "knowledge transfer/adoption" and how can it be measured?

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Knowledge assets (patents, copyright, know how) created within innovation projects are owned by the partners of the projects that contribute to create them. Those partners might use them for their own purposes, or might license them to third parties. The first case will be called “knowledge adoption” and is substantiated by a declaration of the partner that the partner is implementing the knowledge in its processes. The second case will be called “knowledge transfer”, and is substantiated by a licensing agreement (patents, copyright) or service contract (know-how). The types of Knowledge transfer/adoption are: Patent, Trademark, Know how, Copyright. The types of contract can be: Licensing, Sales, Consultancy.