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technology transfer

the diffusion of technological know-how and expertise concerning processes, methods of manufacture and innovative products across industries, within an industry or, in the international context, from country to country. Intra-industry technology transfer occurs when, for example, an exclusive PATENT accruing to one firm expires and other firms are then free to adopt the technology concerned, or alternatively, the rate and scale of diffusion may be speeded up if the patentor firm is prepared to LICENSE the technology to other firms. Technology transfer between countries often occurs as a result of the FOREIGN MARKET SERVICING STRATEGIES adopted by MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES (MNEs). For example, an MNE may choose to establish a manufacturing plant, incorporating innovative production techniques, in an overseas market, or grant licensing rights to local producers to use its technology.
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Gradually, understanding the financial potential of technology licensing and commercialization, an increasing number of universities responded by establishing technology transfer offices to manage the legislatively mandated invention disclosure process and determine whether to file for intellectual property protection.
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You might want to begin by finding the technology transfer office at leading universities and simply asking what's new there.
After ten years helping University of Warwick researchers launch spin-out companies and commercialise their research, the university's technology transfer office has now become a spin-out company in its own right.
"I see university technology transfer as being more and more important all the time," said Eric Stief, commercialization principal at Wayne State's technology transfer office. "Diversifying our economy and getting our students to think like entrepreneurs all the time can turn us into another Silicon Valley."

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