Hi from Brussels ... where Barroso is looking to formulate an answer to all the dynamism coming from the MIT ... seems like 60% of all inventions of EU's and the world's R&D centers only becomes a business when it reaches the USA.
I've been in a think tank on this matter and my conclusion is that today players think that by just putting bankers and business and R&D'ers together ... magic will happen. I think the only thing you see is a clash of cultures ... nice staring ...and then everybody gets back to business as usual ... there is a need for teams that offer services to buffer the contacts ... financiers now seem to take pride in reading 100rds of R&D/business plans and then only selecting 1 or 2 ... to me it is just a very inefficient process. I think we need to offer all our R&D people Research Transfer to the Financiers and Business Community-Services: asking our R&D'ers ... ok so you did a great invention .... do you want to continue to do R&D ... or do you want to commercialise your invention ? Do you have friends that can and want to do that ? Are they a multi-disciplinary team or do you want us to arrange you one ? To give them master-classes on how financiers & business people need things to be presented ... etc.