Authors: Robert E. Gee
Addresses: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., retired; University Senior Fellow, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Abstract: This paper reviews some basic questions regarding university-industry technology transfer, puts forward some of the key principles for a successful technology transfer effort, develops a general mathematical model of the process based on an analogy with chemical reaction rates, and discusses some applications of the model. A successful technology transfer experiment (the University of Minnesota|s Center for Interfacial Engineering, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center) is briefly described as an example of the application of the model.
Keywords: technology transfer; university-industry cooperation; collaborative research; interfacial engineering; industrial collaboration; mathematical modelling; chemical reaction rates; technology transfer.
International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.652 - 668
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