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Government Research Establishments

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make a statement on progress made in knowledge transfer between research institutions and industry as part of the EU Lisbon Agenda. (164255)

A number of initiatives have taken place in line with the Lisbon strategy. For example, the European Competitiveness Council adopted a proposal for an Intellectual Property Charter for Europe in June. This aims to create a level playing field for industry and academia across Europe on the processes for IP management and exploitation.