Managing joint R&D: an investigation into joint patent applications in Japan, USA and Europe

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Managing joint R&D: an investigation into joint patent applications in Japan, USA and Europe
Toshio Hashimoto; Yoshitoshi Tanaka; Angela Adrian
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 11, No. 3/4 (2012) pp. 137 – 155
This research focuses on joint patent applications which have been produced from joint research and development (R&D) collaborations. There has been limited past research in this area. This research compares and analyses joint patent applications from Japan, USA and Europe, clarifying the differences and features for successful joint R&D through statistical analysis between these regions. The most important factors are the field of technology, the situation of cooperation, the difference of patent law and its practice in each region, the conditions of the joint R&D agreement, and the strategy for joint R&D. A conclusion will be drawn: the more advantageous the regulation of co-owned patents is, the greater the number of joint patent applications is filed in that country’s patent office.

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University professors and early stage research commercialisation: an empirical test of the knowledge corridor theory

University professors and early stage research commercialisation: an empirical test of the knowledge corridor theory
Jonas Gabrielsson; Diamanto Politis; Joakim Tell
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol. 11, No. 3/4 (2012) pp. 213 – 233
In this study, we test the knowledge corridor theory as an explanation of university professors’ involvement in the early stages of research commercialisation. A statistical analysis was made of a sample of full professors from the engineering, natural sciences and medical faculties at a large public university in Sweden. The analysis shows that not only entrepreneurial experience but also private sector work experience significantly influence the ability to identify and develop business ideas based on research. Moreover, the analysis shows that research-based business idea generation increases faster for professors with private sector work experience who as well have more time for research in their positions.

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BTP—Best Transfer Practices. A tool for qualitative analysis of tech-transfer offices: A cross cultural analysis

January 2013
Publication year: 2013
Source:Technovation, Volume 33, Issue 1

The objective of this article is to present a qualitative analysis tool which technology transfer offices (TTOs) can utilize to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Such qualitative tool is one of the novelties presented. The other is information that advances understanding of the processes, procedures and structures required to transfer technology, as a set of best practices. From December 2008 to September 2010 a variety of methodologies (document analysis, participative observation, interviews and surveys) generated data which led to development of a theoretical framework. The theoretical framework, called Master Plan for Technology Transfer (TT), is a reference schema for best practices. Read more

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Technology Transfer in a Global Economy

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series:International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Technology transfer—the process of sharing and disseminating knowledge, skills, scientific discoveries, production methods, and other innovations among universities, government agencies, private firms, and other institutions—is one of the major challenges of societies operating in the global economy.  This volume offers state-of-the-art insights on the dynamics of technology transfer, emerging …
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BTP—Best Transfer Practices. A tool for qualitative analysis of tech-transfer offices: A cross cultural analysis

January 2013
Publication year: 2013
Source:Technovation, Volume 33, Issue 1

The objective of this article is to present a qualitative analysis tool which technology transfer offices (TTOs) can utilize to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Such qualitative tool is one of the novelties presented. Read more

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International R&D Transfer and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Panel Study Using Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Publication year: 2012
Source:World Development, Volume 40, Issue 10
Miao Wang, M. C. Sunny Wong
We study the effect of foreign research and development (R&D) transferred through imports and foreign direct investment (FDI) on domestic technical efficiency using stochastic frontier analysis. Read more

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ORNL’s newly licensed neutron detector will advance human disease research

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 6, 2012 — A neutron detector developed for studies focused on life science, drug discovery and materials technology has been licensed by PartTec Ltd. The Indiana-based manufacturer of radiation detection technologies is moving the technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory toward the commercial marketplace. Read more

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