This Handbook describes a voluntary programme of Responsible Partnering aimed at improving the organisation, management and overall effectiveness of joint research and strategic knowledge transfer activities involving public research organisations and companies. The Handbook contains guidelines (not rules) intended to help senior managers in the public and private sectors responsible for the creation, transfer and application of knowledge.
The world in which research, development and innovation take place has changed fundamentally. Today, Open Science and Open Innovation co-exist, creating new opportunities and interdependencies. New management practices are required to handle the situation. As the subtitles make clear, this Handbook is about achieving these practices, realising these opportunities and making better use of the skills and knowledge that are available.