OTIC – Technology and Knowledge Transfer Offices

Contact person 
Deolinda Silva
Innovation Agency
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Innovation instrument(policy)
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
Support infrastructure (transfer offices, training of support staff)
Indicate the country from which the instrument (or policy) is 
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
OTIC – Technology and Knowledge Transfer Offices
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the instrument/policy 
Higher education institutions (education function)
Other non-profit research organizations (not HEI)
What is the aim/objective? 
OTIC is aimed at supporting the setting up and development of activities of inter-face organisations to promote University-Industry technology transfer in the field of ICTs. More specifically, the objectives are the following: - to enhance University-Industry cooperation through common technology transfer projects - to identify and disseminate information about University and Polytechnic Institutes technology supply - to identify company technology demands which may lead to the carrying out of cooperative R&D projects by Universities and Polytechnic Institutes.
Give an overview of the instrument 
The initiative Technology and Knowledge Transfer Workshops (OTIC) promotes a network of centres for economic valorization of research results and for the transfer of innovative ideas and concepts to enterprises. These centres operate at higher education institutions – universities and polytechnics – and reinforce university-enterprise cooperation, detecting opportunities of economic exploitation of knowledge and technology provided by enterprises with potential to achieve developments to be pursued in collaboration with higher education institutions.
What is the date of creation of this instrument? 
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Is the instrument/policy still active? 
Not Active
Identify the main outputs/results (quantitative and qualitative) of the implementation of this instrument 
22 TTOs supported. A considerable number of: R&D consortia supported by OTICs; registered patents; new products and services created/supported by OTICs; entrepreneurial initiatives stemming from OTIC; licensing fees and royalties from contracts managed by OTICs; requests leading to technology development projects.
What is the co-financing/maximum rate allowed by the instrument/policy (if appl.)? 
Is this instrument/policy linked to a KT practice?