CEN-CENELEC GUIDE 39
Technology transfer refers to the process of conveying results stemming from scientific and technological research to the market place and to wider society, along with associated skills and procedures, and is as such an intrinsic part of the technological innovation process. Technology transfer covers the complex value chain linking research to its eventual societal deployment. When browsing relevant material on the web, it strikes that typically the protection of intellectual property and related licensing are addressed. Yet, it is obvious that innovations, when brought on the market, also will depend on standards and have to consider standardisation.
This guide therefore will address:
• the benefits of standards and standardization to innovators;
• the links of intellectual property, patents and licensing with standardisation