KTI was established in late 2013 as a partnership between Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Universities Association, arising from a recommendation from a Government-led task force that reviewed the state of business-research base engagement in 2012. Knowledge Transfer Ireland is the national office that helps business to benefit from access to Irish expertise and technology by making it simple to connect and engage with the research base in Ireland. Knowledge Transfer Ireland enables companies to innovate their business by signposting to novel technology and research expertise in Ireland and by providing best practice guidance to simplify the process of accessing this rich source of opportunity.
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KTI has supported institutions and businesses of all sizes through the development of standard templates, how to guides, and protocols to support IP discussions, licensing agreements, commercialization opportunities etc. KTI also produces annual reports and reviews (check here).
KTI is accountable to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The Office of Science, Technology and Innovation (OSTI) is responsible for the development, promotion and coordination of Ireland’s Science, Technology and Innovation policy; and Ireland’s policy in European Union and international research activities.