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The TTO, A University Engine Transforming Science Into Innovation

In this advice paper of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), a set of insights are presented that can underpin the deployment universities’ Technology Transfer Organizations.

Industry-science links have become a key dimension in both innovation management and innovation policy. In this paper, it is argued that the growth and the development of academic Technology Transfer Organizations (TTO’s), which support those links deserve careful attention, thus articulating the critical success factors that enable the deployment of effective TTO operations. In doing so, the League of European Research Universities (LERU) wants to contribute to a better understanding of the fundamental role of the TTO in the process of translating the results of academic research into a form which can be more readily adopted by industry and commerce.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for 
research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 305128
  ENTENTE is supported by the European Commission and coordinated by Inserm-Transfert SA