Title: A joining of traditional and e-commerce approaches for transferring environmental technologies from laboratory to market

Authors: Michael Camden, Tracee Joltes

Addresses: Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling, Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA. Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center at Wheeling, Jesuit University, 316 Washington Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

Abstract: This paper will explore the Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center|s (NTTC) current, traditional approach to technology transfer, relating to technologies developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It will present insight into the future of environmental technology transfer at NTTC including a novel approach that merges e-commerce with successful aspects from traditional methods, and the steps involved in NTTC|s current EPA technology transfer process. An outline of NTTC|s plan for the future of environmental technology transfer is also included. This plan will make use of various e-commerce initiatives to be employed by NTTC, including a knowledge-management portal and online technology demonstrations. Finally, this paper will show how NTTC intends to merge a traditional approach to technology transfer with the outlined e-commerce initiatives to better facilitate the transfer of EPA technologies from the laboratory to the market.

Keywords: technology transfer; National Technology Transfer Center; NTTC; EPA; e-commerce; CRADA; license; technology commercialisation; knowledge information portal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2003.003172

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2003 Vol.2 No.3, pp.294-305

Available online: 14 Dec 2003 *

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