April 2, 2021

Materials of the Knowledge and Technology transfer workshops

The V4 experts have developed materials to enforce the target group's representatives with both theoretical and practical knowledge on technology/knowledge transfer mechanisms. In the materials the experts described the knowledge/technology transfer in their countries, universities, particularly focusing on the following aspects of a wider topic: state agencies and funds responsible for this knowledge/technology transfer, the aims and activities of technology transfer offices, their expertise in intellectual property rights protection, forms of intellectual property commercialization, their expertise in knowledge and technology transfer mechanisms, success stories, etc.

These materials are led to increase the knowledge of the research infrastructure and SME representatives on the advantages and benefits they may gain collaborating with each other, and also to serve as an example/guide for the state authorities to promote the knowledge and technology transfer mechanisms in Armenia and Georgia.
The developed materials served to the establishment of the expertise transfer from V4 experts to the Armenian and Georgian stakeholders. This contributed to the clear understanding of the topic within the targeted groups to help them identify their role, capacity and vision towards the knowledge-technology commercialization.

The materials are supposed to be used (as guiding literature/roadmap) by Armenian and Georgian enterprises, researchers, public authorities when dealing with different aspects of knowledge/technology transfer (e.g. research commercialization strategy development, planning R&D investments, IPR management, innovation policy development by responsible state agencies, etc.) 

The presentations of the materials are presented below: 

- Knowledge and technology transfer at the Technical University of Kosice (view)
- Knowledge and technology transfer in Slovakia (
- Product Commercialisation by the example of Products. Knowledge and technology transfer in Poland (
- Intellectual Property rights and what they are good for (
- The exploitation of Intellectual Property – Knowledge and Technology Transfer in practice (
- Applied Research Projects in Slovakia (
- Success Stories Related to Knowledge and Technology Transfer (
- Product Commercialisation by the example of Services (

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.