Ruđer Bošković Institute using EU funds starts the project of commercialization of their innovations. This news are excellent due to the fact that Croatia is at the bottom of the scale of European innovativeness.
Director of the Institute Ruđer Bošković pointed out that the Croatian position in most categories of innovativeness is bad and if they make some concrete moves, countries like Romania and Bulgaria could overtake us.
On the occasion of the opening of the project Strengthening of system by knowledge management and commercialization of research RBI, in the framework of which will be held round table on Opportunities and barriers to commercialization of innovations, director of the RBI believes that the commercialization is a complex process. The process of implementation and protection of patents is time consuming and expensive, and requires a great activity of innovator with demotivating laws for scientists.
In the patent ‘s portfolio of the Institute, there are 15 accepted patents. If innovator spent a few thousand for patent protection, he has to maintain this patent, and in each EU country annually pay a fee of a few thousand dollars. In order to realize all this, it is necessary to change the Labor Law, or that salary for all employees varies according to the effect, the number and quality of publications and projects.