Title: Accomplishing technology transfer: what works,
what doesn't and why?
Author: Joseph P Lane, Stephen M Bauer, James A Leahy
Publication: Assistive Technology, 15, 1 pp. 69-88
This paper presents lessons learned from practicing technology
transfer, to answer the persistent question: "what works and what doesn't." Each
lesson highlights critical success and failure factors within the technology
transfer process. The lessons are substantiated by case studies selected
to exemplify the lesson. The case examples involve either the commercialization
of prototype inventions (supply push technology transfer), or the acquisition
of desired technologies from other fields of application (demand pull technology
transfer). The cases present the chronology of events as they actually occurred,
including supporting information from the other participants. Applying the
lessons should help avoid common mistakes while increasing the likelihood
of accomplishing the desired outcomes.
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