Industrial Liaison & Technology Transfer
INL aims to be at the cutting edge of Public-Private Partnership (PPP’s) models and Technology Transfer activities, facilitating and accelerating the transfer of innovative technology from basic research to industry by working closely with industrial partners and by spanning the INL research areas to develop new diagnostics, drugs, machines, devices and therapies.
INL statutes highlight the role of the laboratory in fostering international scientific co-operation. Particularly, INL’s statutes emphasizes that the laboratory’s activities shall aim to:
- Assure world-class research excellence in its areas of activity.
- Create strong scientific communities in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology across Member States, in close liaison with global-scale laboratories.
- Develop collaboration between universities and industries, as well as between public and private sectors, training researchers, and contributing to the development of a skilled work force for the nanotechnology industry.
- Organize and sponsor European and international co-operation in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
- Set up intellectual property rules to make the results of its work and know-how available, enable technology transfer and protect its inventions.
- Develop systems to prevent and master nanotechnology risks.