Report: Creation and Transfer of Knowledge

The Critical Need for Closer Ties Between the Academic World and the
Private Sector. Report by the Committee for Research Structure (FFSK)

A key issue in Europe’s economical strategy to respond to global challenges is the “European Paradox”. This refers to the fact that Europe excels in the generation of scientific knowledge but lacks the ability to transfer this knowledge into innovation and products. Despite considerable investments in science and research infrastructure, Europe lacks a viable strategy to overcome this paradox. In this report the committee analyse the problem in some detail and propose a resolution.

The report has been produced by the Committee for Research Structure (FFSK) within the Academy’s Class for physics. It reflects the committee’s opinion and should not be regarded as a statement or position of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Read the full report.