Title: Technology transfer effectiveness in university-industry cooperative research

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1993.025802

International Journal of Technology Management, 1993 Vol.8 No.6/7/8, pp.652 - 668

Available online: 24 May 2009 *

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