In the current market conditions, the development of the area of innovative activities plays a significant role as a technology transfer from academic educational institutions to the industry. This is an opportunity for universities to effectively use its research capacity in the practical purposes of existing businesses, earn extra income through the sale of its intellectual property, and for the industry as well as to be the engine of growth in the number of Russian innovative solutions.
To analyse the current state of this area in our country, as well as to identify concrete initiatives for its improvement, RVC, together with the industry NeuroNet Union have launched the project "Improving the efficiency of technology transfer from research institutions and universities to the commercial area."
The project will be held in two stages. The first stage will be dedicated to the analysis of experience of technology transfer in scientific and educational institutions and the examples of its incentives in Russia and abroad (in particular: the USA, the UK, Israel, the Netherlands, Singapore and Switzerland), and identification of regulatory barriers, limitations and gaps in public policy mechanisms in the field of technology transfer from academic educational establishments to the industry. Upon the results of the first stage, recommendations for the relevant federal and regional agencies will be developed to address the forgoing barriers and launching the necessary mechanisms of state support in the field of technology transfer, as well as a step by step instruction has been developed to launch the technology transfer system at the university (including possible amendments to the regulatory framework).
During the second stage, it is provided for the implementation of the initiatives created during the first one: validation of recommendations for the creation of a system of technological transfer of university at 3 pilot universities (educational programs for researchers and teachers and university students, the creation of inter-university patent bank, holding of acceleration program for projects that use existing intellectual property of the university at its core).