Aims and Objectives

KTFORCE is a 30 month project, and aims at the improvement of innovation policies focusing on Knowledge Transfer between Academia and Industry, taking into consideration the experience at operational level of different players in the Academia, namely Knowledge Transfer Offices.


In practical terms, KTForce proposes:

  • To map existing policies and practices for KT;
  • To define the actual needs of the regions by creating present “Where are we?” and future “Where do we want to be?” scenarios;
  • To benchmark and to measure the impact innovation policies have on KT practices and the type of policies that would need to be developed in order to meet the challenges and needs of the regions;
  • To define a roadmap and an implementation plan for future policy design and practices development;


The main expected result is the improvement of local and regional innovation policies focusing on KT, as well as the transfer of best practices, both at operational and political levels. Completed by the development of an implementation plan of selected policies in each partner region and presented via an interactive database web tool, the results planned by KTFORCE will have a strong impact on the definition of innovation policies focusing on Knowledge Transfer in Europe.