The COLUMBUS project has demonstrated how it is possible to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. This has been achieved by developing and applying a specifically tailored process to identify, analyse and transfer promising outputs from funded research projects.
For celebrating the COLUMBUS valuable outcomes on 22 February 2018 the European Parliament will host the conference “Accelerating Blue Growth through Marine and Maritime Knowledge Transfer”, the last event of the COLUMBUS project.
The event is organised by EurOcean - the Work Package Leader on Identification and Collection of EC Funded Knowledge also fostering such activities since 2007 through its European Funded Projects database - and will be chaired by EurOcean’s former President and MEP member Ricardo Serrão Santos.
The event “Accelerating Blue Growth through Marine and Maritime Knowledge Transfer” has the aim of sharing and promoting these valuable recommendations on improving knowledge transfer from European and national funded research and innovation projects in the marine and maritime sphere.