Capacity Building in Technology Transfer

The European Experience

  • Massimiliano Granieri
  • Andrea Basso

Part of the SxI - Springer for Innovation / SxI - Springer per l'Innovazione book series (SXIINNO, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Massimiliano Granieri, Andrea Basso
    Pages 1-6
  3. Current Status in Capacity Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Lutz Maicher, Katja Dralle Mjos, Liina Tonisson
      Pages 29-46
    3. Fabiola Bertolotti, Elisa Mattarelli, Paula Ungureanu
      Pages 47-70
  4. Recent Trends in Capacity Building. The Experience of Progress-TT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Andrea Basso, Célia Gavaud, Alan Kennedy
      Pages 83-104
    3. Federico Munari, Laura Toschi
      Pages 105-120
  5. New Methodologies for Capacity Building

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Marcello Torrisi
      Pages 143-170

About this book


This book tells the story of capacity building in Europe with respect to technology transfer offices and organizations (TTOs). The traditional underdevelopment of technology markets in Europe has often been explained in terms of lack of capacity and skills among technology transfer professionals, both as individuals and as part of TTOs. Because of the severe consequences for economic development and industrial growth, this situation has been repeatedly addressed by policy makers, until the European Commission, within the framework of Horizon 2020, decided to initiate a pan-European pilot project on capacity building. This book builds on the experience gained through that project and tries to reconnect it with current scholarly works on technology management by focusing on the new methodology developed. In addition, the authors present a series of case studies that may be used as a benchmark and as examples that will help high-potential TTOs to improve their performance. Both practitioners and researchers will benefit from the holistic perspective of the book, which goes beyond the traditional approach and attempts to reconcile the theory and practice of organizing for technology transfer.


Technology transfer Capacity building Technology transfer offices and organizations TTOs Horizon 2020 Technology management Technology transfer in Europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Granieri
    • 1
  • Andrea Basso
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  2. 2.MITO TechnologyMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91460-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91461-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2239-2688
  • Series Online ISSN 2239-2696
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