Technology transfer projects in the UK: an analysis of university-industry collaboration

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 2208-1959-2208-1959 (2018) Technology transfer projects in the UK: an analysis of university-industry collaboration. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 14 (2). pp. 52-72. ISSN 1548-0666

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This paper examines how technology transfer has operated in university-company projects undertaken in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) via the UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. The paper adopts a qualitative case study approach, focusing on three companies drawn from an initial review of fourteen technology transfer projects. This provides the foundation for the development of a model of 12 key factors that underpinned successful outcomes in these projects. The paper then reviews the full fourteen cases in terms of their impact on either process change, service improvement or product development. It draws upon both the post-project assessments of the funding body and the developed model, and concludes that using new technology to innovate in internal processes and services is likely to prove more successful than projects focusing on new product development. The model provides an analytical framework for this type of technology transfer project that will be of interest and value to academics and business practitioners looking to develop university-industry partnerships involving technology change and innovation.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Article 4
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology > Technical & Applied Computing
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 14:02

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