Title: University-industry technology transfer models: an empirical analysis

Authors: Antonio Hidalgo, Jose Albors

Addresses: Dept. Business Administration, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Jose Gutierrez Abascal 2, 28006 Madrid, Spain. ' Dept. Business Administration, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46071 Valencia, Spain

Abstract: The challenge of public innovation policies are related with the transfer of technology from the university to the industry. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the underlying factors in the process of transferring technology from university to industry. Findings point to strategic importance of critical factors as the definition of common objectives, cooperation, motivation, and the elimination of technical and legal barriers. These challenges must have implications in the incorporation of cooperative aspects of research projects in the design of public innovation policies.

Keywords: technology transfer; university-industry cooperation; innovation policies; learning; research projects; industrial collaboration; university research; public policy; common objectives; motivation; technical barriers; legal barriers.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.038544

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.2, pp.204 - 223

Published online: 10 Feb 2011 *

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