University models are moving towards an open organization where multiple actors interact at different levels, regional cooperation and social commitment is a priority and knowledge is produced and transferred to society in an interactive and dynamic way. Knowledge transfer is considered as the ’third mission’ beside teaching and research that are traditionally the two missions of a university through which knowledge is preserved, created, applied and disseminated. TETRIS project aims to improve the level of institutionalization of the ‘third mission’ of the partner universities. The development of innovation schemes at institutional level will facilitate and encourage university-industry partnerships. Universities are vital components in innovation environments and more systematic efforts are required to unlock the commercial value that exists within academic discoveries.
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