The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 33–40 | Cite as

A technology-utilization framework for developing countries

  • J. Andre Potworowski
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The International Development Research Centre, an agency created two decades ago by the Canadian Parliament and operated by an international board of governors, supports and funds research and development activities outside Canada. Initially it concentrated on building research capacity in developing countries and funding research projects. In the mid-1980s a significant part of the centre's attention shifted to technology transfer. In response to this new emphasis, the author developed what he calls a framework—a set of elements to consider in formulating research projects—for the purpose of improving the chances of transferring and implementing the research results. This article describes the utilization framework, using past research projects to illustrate its eight elements, and briefly describes how the centre has applied it.


Economic Growth Research Result Fund Research Technology Transfer Past Research 
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© Technology Transfer Society 1991

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  • J. Andre Potworowski

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