Strengthening the R&I capacity in the Western Balkans through knowledge valorisation

At the recent meeting of the Western Balkans Steering Platform on Reserach and Innovation, on 4 June 2024 in Skopje, Ioannis Sagias from the EC Directorate Research and Innovation highlighted the importance of knowledge valorisation for creating social and economic value. He underlined that different areas and sectors can be linked while data and research results can be transferred into sustainable products, services and solutions to benefit the society in terms of economic prosperity, environmental benefits, progress and better policymaking. EU knowledge valorisation policy covers both technological and non-technological solutions that can derive benefits to the society as a whole. It calls for the participation of all actors in the research and innovation ecosystem including users, citizens and policy-makers.

Mr Sagias explained that a lot of knowledge is injected in and generated by research and innovation activities in the EU, in particular in the framework of publicly funded research. The goal of the EU valorisation policy is to increase the societal value and impact of research and innovation investments. Mr Sagias highlighted the Guiding principles for knowledge valorisation to provide a common reference to improve knowledge valorisation in the EU and presented the Knowledge Valorisation Platform.

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