Title: A strategic approach for valorization of R&D results and technology: the case of IMEC

Authors: Johan C.C. Van Helleputte, Roger J. Van Overstraeten

Addresses: IMEC v.z.w., Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium. ' IMEC v.z.w., Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

Abstract: Over the past decade, the interaction between industry and universities or independent research centres has become of increasing importance. This tendency is especially remarkable in the field of microelectronics, which is an |enabling technology| being applied in virtually every industrial sector. As a result of such closer interaction, universities and independent research centres have been adapting their research and |valorization| strategies, based on an iterative process of technology-driven and market-pull oriented approaches. The evaluation is commented on and illustrated by the case of the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC), Belgium, a large independent R&D centre, active in the field of microelectronics.

Keywords: valorization strategy; R&D results; Interuniversity Microelectronics Center; IMEC; Belgium; microelectronics; application-specific integrated circuits; ASIC; submicron electronics; very large scale integrated circuits; VLSI; university-industry cooperation; industrial collaboration; research centres; research and development; technology transfer.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1993.025796

International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.565 - 576

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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