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Knowledge transfer at CERN

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  • Nilsen, Vetle
  • Anelli, Giovanni

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The transfer of knowledge and technology is an important part of the mission of most research organisations. At CERN, these activities are driven by a policy focusing on maximising the impact rather than revenue generation. To achieve this, CERN is employing many different modes of knowledge transfer, from licensing of intellectual property, making software and hardware available under open licences and engaging in and catalysing international collaboration. This paper summarises some of the modes CERN use to transfer its knowledge, the rationale for using them and provides some examples of the impact they are creating.

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  • Nilsen, Vetle & Anelli, Giovanni, 2016. "Knowledge transfer at CERN," Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 112(C), pages 113-120.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:tefoso:v:112:y:2016:i:c:p:113-120
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.02.014
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