Summary of the The Knowledge Transfer Study workshop, Tirana, Albania

The Knowledge Transfer Study workshop, which was held in Tirana, Albania on June 13, 2012, supported the implementation of the European Commission's 2008 Recommendation on the management of intellectual property (IP) in knowledge transfer (KT) activities and Code of Practice for universities and other public research organisations (PROs). It was part of a workshop series covering 39 European countries in 2011 and 2012. The workshop convened 37 KT stakeholders, in particular from universities, other PROs, and policy.

Main results showed that Knowledge transfer is an emerging issue in Western Balkan countries. Of the countries involved in this workshop, Serbia stands out as most developed in terms of research, KT and KT policies. In all Western Balkan countries, KT policies need to be assessed against a particular background as they are young democracies which are still developing their institutions and which have a relatively low priority for research, innovation and KT.

Source: KTS

Document type
  • Other


Publication Year


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on October 18, 2012
Modified on October 24, 2012