Role of technology transfer offices in University-industry interactions

Bucsai, Kálmán: Role of technology transfer offices in University-industry interactions. Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development. pp. 204-214. (2013)

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Abstract

University and industry relations have been developed since the past few decades in several ways. In knowledge based economy these two parties need to work together in order to implement the successful commercialization of research results. For industry, in long term, it is a cost-efficient opportunity to get the newest knowledge and the best solutions for their technological problems. Universities need to find their positions on the global intellectual property and research and development service market. Therefore in developed countries universities have established organizations in order to commercialize the knowledge generated at university level, to keep the existing or to get new contacts and to join networks. The evolution of this kind of inter- or outer organizations can differ in the sense of scientific profiles or geographical positions of universities, so it is necessary to examine the major patterns and the differences of their mechanisms and strategies of commercialization. This paper1 aims to investigate the key forms of business-academia interactions and to position and highlight the role of university technology transfer offices in the different types of relationships with the industry, using the main literature findings and national and international examples. The paper also aims to present how these offices can contribute to commercialization process of knowledge generated by universities, what are the motives of industrial involvement, and what services can be provided for inquiries coming from the parent university or outside.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development
Date: 2013
Page Range: pp. 204-214
ISBN: 978-963-306-222-7
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gazdaságpolitika
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 214. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 10:26
Last Modified: 2019. May. 23. 10:26
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/57935

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