Title: Technology transfer models: typology and a generic model

Authors: Regina Negri Pagani; Gilberto Zammar; João Luiz Kovaleski; Luis Mauricio Resende

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil; Department of Post-graduation in Production Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil; Department of Post-graduation in Production Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Paraná (UTFPR) Câmpus Ponta Grossa, Av. Monteiro Lobato, S/N – Km 04, CEP 84016-210, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil

Abstract: The technology transfer (TT) process has been adopted by companies throughout the world. For many companies and countries, the implementation of TT process is determinant to the economic growth and a way to keep updated with technology development and innovation. Ever since TT started to be discussed in the literature, several different models of TT have been proposed with the purpose of making the TT process easier and more successful. The purpose of this paper is to propose a generic model that can be adapted to any organisation and institution interested in transferring knowledge and technology. To reach this purpose, a systematic review on technology transfer models was done using the methodology for systematic review, Methodi Ordinatio, using data from 1990 to 2015. Due to the great variety of models identified in the systematic review, and for better understanding those models and their purposes, a typology is also presented.

Keywords: technology transfer models; TTM; knowledge transfer; model typology; generic models; Methodi Ordinatio; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2016.079923

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2016 Vol.14 No.1, pp.20 - 41

Received: 08 Jun 2015
Accepted: 20 Jun 2016

Published online: 18 Oct 2016 *

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