The Improvement of Technology Transfer

An Analysis of Practices between Graz University of Technology and Styrian Companies

  • Authors
  • Franz┬áHofer

About this book


Technology transfer between universities and companies can have positive impacts on both parties. For universities, it can result in additional financial means, feedback regarding their competencies and research performance. For companies, technology transfer can amount to an access to external knowledge for the development of new products and processes. However, the desired effects of technology transfer do not always occur.

Based on the results of an empirical study on technology transfer between Graz University of Technology and companies in Styria, Franz Hofer sets up a typology which classifies university researchers and companies according to the current extent and barriers of their technology transfer. The author supplies recommendations for the different groups which enables them to initiate and further improve technology transfer. In addition, he provides new insights and data to compare technology transfer in Styria with other regions.


Cooperation Patente Regional Development Wissenstransfer innovation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-0904-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-8274-2
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