Statement on the New European Innovation Agenda | 7 July 2022
By putting emphasis on deep tech, the New European Innovation Agenda misses to embrace all types of innovation and neglects the crucial role of some actors, including universities, in developing these ecosystems.
The EIC must better recognise the role of technology transfer offices to enhance knowledge valorisation
Contribution to MEP Ehler's report | 20 June 2022
Contributing to MEP Christian Ehler’s report on the implementation of the European Innovation Council, The Guild calls for the EIC to better recognise the role of universities’ technology transfer offices as key actors in the emergence of breakthrough innovations.
EIC provisions for inventors must strengthen universities as powerhouses of Europe’s innovation ecosystem
Statement on EIC IP provisions | 24 May 2022
The Guild expresses concerns about the provisions in the Horizon Europe grant agreement that give ‘EIC inventors’ indefinite royalty-free access rights. Ensuring that universities have well-functioning knowledge and technology transfer offices would be a better approach.