University to business technology transfer — UK and USA comparisons

Moira Decter*, David Bennett, Michel Leseure

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Abstract

University to business technology transfer offers specific challenges, beyond those encountered in industry more widely. This paper examines the issues in university to business technology transfer in the UK and USA and presents the results of a survey of UK and US university technology transfer officers. Findings indicate significant differences in the motivations of universities in each country to transfer technology, the consistency of university technology transfer policies and the accessibility of university technologies to business. The study also looks at perceived barriers to university to business technology transfer and offers suggestions for possible improvements to the process. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
JournalTechnovation
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • commercialisation
  • technology transfer
  • UK
  • university research
  • USA

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