Title: Transferring university knowledge to develop new technologies: the model of the ''OncoRay – Joint Center for Radiation Research in Oncology''

Authors: Sebastian Gurtner, Claudia Lehmann, Stefan Pieck, Michael Schefczyk, Roland Sauerbrey, Michael Baumann

Addresses: Technische Universitat Dresden, Helmholzstrasse 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. ' Center for Leading Innovation & Cooperation, HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig, Germany. ' OncoRay – Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany. ' Technische Universitat Dresden, Helmholzstrasse 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. ' Research Center Dresden-Rossendorf, Bautzner Landstrabe 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany. ' Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Fetscherstrabe 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to give an insight on how technology and knowledge transfer is incorporated by research facilities. It also shows how the establishment of the ||OncoRay Center for Radiation Research in Oncology|| fosters the transfer of research activities into commercial products. We provide information on the motivation of the partners, research activities and transfer strategies. The cooperation portfolio as well as structure of the centre is also discussed.

Keywords: technology transfer; commercialisation; new product development; NPD; radiation oncology; radiotherapy; proton treatment; ion treatment; knowledge transfer; radiation research; research and development; R&D; motivation; cooperation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2010.036049

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.11 No.5, pp.328 - 344

Published online: 14 Oct 2010 *

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