Transferring Technology Innovations to Operating Business Units
One of the prominent goals with the establishment of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in 2004/2005 was to strengthen the take-up of research and development results in the operating units. Since then, the success of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories has not only been measurable through the numbers of patents and scientific publications produced, but also in the project results transferred to operations and commercialized in products. The purpose of this selection is to examine barriers to and corresponding approaches for the demanding business of transferring technologies, knowledge, and business models from a corporate R&D department to the decentralized product marketing departments of Deutsche Telekom’s business units.
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