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EuroVisionNet - Private & Public Partnership Workshop 2010

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This inaugural workshop is to address the lack of knowledge about the benefits of collaborating with industry and other potential funding in the European vision research community. This lack is apparent when evaluating the funding portfolio/sources used to support basic and clinical research activities as well as the translational research opportunities within European academic and medical institutions.

The motivation and need for diversifying the research-funding portfolio used to support all basic and clinical research at academic institutions simply do not exist in Europe. The reason is that most academic institutions mainly rely on federal funding. Hence, many European clinicians and researchers do not see the advantage of engaging with other possible funding or research collaborators besides their national or European governmental sources.

Furthermore, many European researchers believe that receiving industrial funding is not desirable because the funding is not peer-reviewed and might affect the scientific independence. However, as exemplified in the United States, collaboration with industry and other “outside” entities would substantially benefit European vision research by providing even more opportunities. These benefits will be further defined and adapted for the European academic market by facilitating workshops with private and public institutions.

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