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University to business technology transfer—UK and USA comparisons

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Technovation
Issue number3
Volume27
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)145-155
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

University to business technology transfer offers specific challenges, beyond those encountered in industry more widely. This paper examines the issues in university to business technology transfer in the UK and USA and presents the results of a survey of UK and US university technology transfer officers. Findings indicate significant differences in the motivations of universities in each country to transfer technology, the consistency of university technology transfer policies and the accessibility of university technologies to business. The study also looks at perceived barriers to university to business technology transfer and offers suggestions for possible improvements to the process.