technology transfer


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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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As far as economic development is seen as a very dynamic process, the technology transfer can also be considered as a dynamic process, leading to new results and effectiveness.
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For commercial companies, technology transfer agreements provide access to new technologies and basic research facilities.
For that reason, many universities are moving to a "mandatory disclosure process" meaning their technology transfer offices often require professors to disclose the nature of their research prior to publication, "so the university can try to capture any intellectual property that might be there."
The Technology Transfer program moves DoD lab technology to industry so that it can be made for defense and--if possible--for the commercial sector, thereby lowering production costs even more.
Though it won't even make a dent in China's rapacious demand for energy, technology transfer will have an impact, and one that could harm U.S.
The project is being managed by BRDL, the University of Birmingham's technology transfer company.
Academia: US universities' technology transfer efforts are producing little benefit for either academia or private industry, according to some observers.
Technology Transfer: Political Pressure, Economic Necessity, Social Phenomenon, Financial Reward, or Intellectual Pleasure?
How much money technology transfer offices pass on each year to university presidents, department heads, or individual faculty members, should, Coleman argued, be a secondary issue.

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