Working Group 4: Industrial liaison

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