Title: The Electric Power Research Institute's evolving technology transfer system between a diverse set of university and industrial R&D resources and a diverse group of end-users in a mature industry

Authors: Richard B. Block

Addresses: Managing Principal of The Threshold Group Inc., USA

Abstract: Eight key issues that influence the success of a technology transfer program within the context of an R&D consortium are outlined on the basis of the 17-year experience of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Each of the issues is discussed in terms of EPRI|s approach to solving the issue, lessons learned to date vis-a-vis the issue, and near-term, additional actions being taken to further resolve the issue.

Keywords: technology transfer; electric power utilities; Electric Power Research Institute; EPRI; R&D consortia; R&D investment; research and development; university-industry collaboration; industrial collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1993.025788

International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.465 - 477

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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