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Innovation - How to convert research into commercial success?

The report includes two studies on the commercialisation process and innovation successes in EU-funded projects in the field of industrial technologies, as well as an innovation management guide for practitioners. A section analysing EU-funded research projects in the field of industrial technologies looks at the various routes to innovation and analyses the impact factors of successful commercialisation in EU-funded R&D projects in industrial technologies. Case studies on knowledge transfer and market oriented exploitation are also provided.
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The report includes two studies on the commercialisation process and innovation successes in EU-funded projects in the field of industrial technologies, as well as an innovation management guide for practitioners. A section analysing EU-funded research projects in the field of industrial technologies looks at the various routes to innovation and analyses the impact factors of successful commercialisation in EU-funded R&D projects in industrial technologies. Case studies on knowledge transfer and market oriented exploitation are also provided.

A section on analysis of innovation successes in the field of industrial technologies looks at various ways in which results of research projects in this area have been promoted and exploited. Recommendations are included here on how to foster innovation at all stages of the innovation cycle, to expand on the exploitation side of projects, and to improve the entrepreneurial strategies and capacities of project partners. The final part of the report aims to provide researchers with a better understanding of the innovation process - a key feature for projects to be funded under the 'Industrial Leadership' pillar of Horizon 2020. The report concludes with recommendations on how to address innovation issues at proposal stage and during the project lifecycle.

The report can be accessed here on the EC's Industrial Technologies website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/publications-reports_en.html