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There is a strong push towards facilitating technology transfer; the structures are in place for inventors and researcher to make the most advantageous deals.
Cooperation in applied research and development between dynamic companies and institutions and researchers at all types of universities is actively supported by the Swiss Innovation Agency (Commission for Technology and Innovation, CTI). The agency promotes applied research and development of new technologies and methodologies of economic interest.
Swiss participation in European programmes is one of the most important priorities of this country’s international science policy. The European Union Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development creates synergies between the public and private sectors, encouraging cooperation at a European level between universities and firms, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises.