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Abstract: To improve the quality of life in a modern society it is essential to reducethe distance between basic research and applications, whose crucial roles inshaping today-s society prompt us to seek their understanding. Existing studieson this subject, however, have neglected the network character of theinteraction between university and industry. Here we use state-of-the-artnetwork theory methods to analyze this interplay in the so-called FrameworkProgramme-an initiative which sets out the priorities for the European Union-sresearch and technological development. In particular we study in the 5thFramework Programme (FP5) the role played by companies and scientificinstitutions and how they contribute to enhance the relationship betweenresearch and industry. Our approach provides quantitative evidence that whilefirms are size hierarchically organized, universities and researchorganizations keep the network from falling into pieces, paving the way for aneffective knowledge transfer.



Autor: J. A. Almendral, J. G. Oliveira, L. López, M. A. F. Sanjuán, J. F. F. Mendes

Fuente: https://arxiv.org/







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