This WG will provide advice on intellectual property issue, encourage and organise discussions and collaborations with Big-Pharma as well as small medium enterprises (SME) bringing together their needs with viable research ideas facilitating the entry of zinc-related products into the industrial pipelines. Specifically it will:
- Actively seek industry based partners to join the network.
- Host workshops and seminars aimed at encouraging dialogue and collaboration between researchers in industry and academia around specific issues relating to zinc in human health.
- Coordinate specific training events by technology transfer units from member states to understand issues around IP.
- Facilitate a discussion forum between industry and academia via the VISIBI web portal.
WG 4 Leader: Dr Gündoğ Yucesan, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey