Technology Transfer: From Invention to Innovation

  • Annamária Inzelt
  • Jan Hilton

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSPS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Knowledge Transfer and Transmission

  3. The Best Practices of Knowledge Transfer (National and Enterprise Level)

  4. The Role of Codified Knowledge (Patents) and Other Intellectual Property Rights

  5. Monitoring Central and East European Experiences of Knowledge Transfer during the Transition Period

  6. Ideas for Further Co-Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Annamária Inzelt, Jan Hilton
      Pages 341-346
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-358

About this book


Technology transfer has expanded rapidly over the past 20 years in Western Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim. It has been estimated that some 50% of new products and processes will originate outside the primary developer; academic and other research institutions are obvious sources of much of this new technology.
In the NATO Co-operating countries, however, technology transfer is in its infancy; it is crucial for wealth creation and improvement in the quality of life that this mechanism is developed. The papers selected for inclusion in this book discuss issues related to the development of technology transfer in NATO Co-operating countries. The book identifies crucial research issues for science and technology policy researchers and, as a conclusion, offers some policy recommendations. The authors are drawn from NATO and Co-operating partner countries, from other parts of the world, and from international organisations. The focus of the book is on the institutional framework of knowledge and technology transfer; intellectual property rights as sources of information and tools for co-operation; international, national and regional aspects of knowledge and technology dissemination and diffusion; and networking.
Audience: Academic institutions, research institutes, intellectual property practitioners, science and technology policy makers, technology transfer managers, high-tech industries.


Invention growth high-tech industries innovation science and technology technology policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Annamária Inzelt
    • 1
  • Jan Hilton
    • 2
  1. 1.IKU Innovation Research CentreBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Vuman Ltd.University of ManchesterManchesterGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5182-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9145-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-7176
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