What hinders the effective development of the innovation ecosystem and commercialization of intellectual property and how to solve these problems based on the instruments of Ukrainian legislation and taking into account international practices. This was the topic of discussion with representatives of the Ukrainian National Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation.
Igor Parenchuk, Deputy Director of the IP Office, outlined the main activities of the office in the field of innovation and technology transfer, in particular
- generalization of international practice of application of legislation in the field of innovation;
- development of proposals for the implementation of measures for the development of the innovation system;
- providing information, consulting, methodological and methodological support to research institutions on the commercialization of intellectual and creative activity results;
- improvement of regulatory, methodological, information and analytical support of the innovation sector, development of relevant proposals.
"Commercialization of intellectual property in Ukraine will be facilitated by synergy and coordinated work of the state, science and business. That is why one of the priority steps for us is to develop tools for effective support of scientists, inventors and innovators," said Igor Parenchuk.
Maryna Zenova, Head of the Innovation Ecosystem Development Department, emphasized the need for close cooperation and organization of meetings with businesses to take into account their request for innovative products that will affect the commercialization of intellectual property and the effective development of the innovation ecosystem of Ukraine.
In their turn, AcademCity representatives emphasized the practical aspects and obstacles that hinder the effective development of the innovation ecosystem and commercialization of intellectual property.
First of all, these obstacles are related to the activities of centers for the collective use of scientific equipment, in particular in terms of using the property of a budgetary institution.
The scientific community also drew attention to measures that would increase the efficiency of technology transfer offices based at scientific institutions.
In addition, they discussed the organization and conduct of joint educational events and training initiatives in the field of innovation and technology transfer, as well as future areas of cooperation between the IP Office and the Kyiv Academic University, in particular, in terms of developing proposals for measures to develop the innovation ecosystem, initiating research on regulatory, methodological, information and analytical support of the innovation sphere and technology transfer in Ukraine.