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European Commission’s Technology Transfer Competence Centre launch event

The European Commission has launched today the Competence Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT). It represents the European Commission’s primary platform for policy support and capacity building in technology transfer at the EU, national, regional and local level. The core mission of the CCTT is to provide expert services to regional and local authorities and relevant stakeholders in three key areas:

  • technology transfer operational support,
  • financial instruments conception and,
  • design and support to innovation ecosystems and clusters.

At the event held in Brussels, Gordana Danilović Grković, Acting director of Science Technology Park Belgrade, participated on the panel devoted to the design of an innovation ecosystems.

During the panel, participants discussed about the main factors for success, and how difficult is it to measure the relative success or failure of an innovation ecosystems/science parks/incubators, what is the role of Research Organisations, universities and  private sector in creation of innovation ecosystems and why start-up ecosystems should be created/supported/facilitated by policy-makers, and what impact this would have on regional economy.

Danilović Grković presented the development path and results of STP Belgrade, the innovation system of Serbia, and why the role of science and technology parks in designing innovation ecosystems is of crucial importance. Science Technology Park Belgrade was the only organization from this part of Europe that participated in the event in Brussels.