Knowledge transfer and industry innovation: the discovery of nanotechnology by South-West Sydney organisations
by Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Kim Leevers
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 28, No. 3/4/5/6, 2004

Abstract: This paper presents an innovative initiative of a regional university stimulating the development of a knowledge hub around nanotechnology applications to businesses. The paper argues that the regional industry structure and competitiveness can be influenced by this type of university-industry partnership that initiate, share, facilitate and transfer new technologies and practices. At the same time the paper indicates the social and ethical impact of introducing radical new technologies.

Online publication date: Mon, 20-Sep-2004

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