Acceptance of innovation derived from EU-funded security research is not a one-step process, and there is no single method to ensure market acceptance of successful research results. The adoption of the innovation should be seen as a long process that is conditioned by several actions that must be carried out before the research is planned and long after it is completed. The purpose of the study was to improve the understanding of the factors that hinder or promote the adoption of the results obtained by the area of civil security of the general program of research and innovation funded by the EU. The study also focused on exchanging methods and best practices that ensure innovation can move from the research realm to the market realm and defining pathways that foster innovation adoption.
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