Technology transfer projects at the university-industry interface: a case study analysis from the UK

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 (2020) Technology transfer projects at the university-industry interface: a case study analysis from the UK. In: Current Issues and Trends in Knowledge Management, Discovery and Transfer. IGI-Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 383-405. ISBN 9781799821892

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This chapter examines how technology transfer has operated in university-company projects in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) via the UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme. A qualitative case study approach is used, 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 fourteen cases are then reviewed overall, in terms of their impact on either process change, service improvement or product development. The analysis 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 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: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 12
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 13:21
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2021 11:54

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