1st CERIC internal workshop on Industrial Liaison & Technology Transfer in Budapest/Hungary
A first step toward the construction of an integrated Industrial Liaison and Technology Transfer Facility within CERIC
13th - 14th October 2015, Budapest - Hungary

Advanced research developed in an internationally competitive environment has generated several revolutionary technologies. In particular, advanced research on materials and biomaterials has been continuously feeding the growth of new products in industry sectors as diverse as health, energy, food, transport and more. For this reason, the community of CERIC researchers and technicians has the challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the economic growth and attraction of industries in Central Eastern Europe.
A first step towards this goal was the 1st CERIC internal workshop on Technology Transfer, which took place from October 13th-14th, 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. The members of the CERIC community, together with a number of experts from other European research infrastructures met to share their experience and discuss the possible construction of a network, as well as plans for an open workshop in the near future. The shared expertise is expected to allow building and defining an integrated IL/TT facility within CERIC, by the exchange of best practices and concrete examples of applied research transferred to the industrial realm.