Next-Practise in University Research Based Open Innovation - From Push to Pull: Case Studies from Denmark
How do we ensure knowledge transfer from universities in the most effective and efficient way? What is the right balance between a push and a pull approach? These issues have been discussed at length and various methods of intermediary facilitating and ways to organise the transfer have been tried in different contextual settings at universities all over the world. Lessons learned are mixed and naturally varies from country to country. This paper presents a recently completed development project concerning the transfer facility at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The project focused on the pull function and the capacity development of the SMEs as this was the main lessons learned during the initial phase of the project. The paper also presents four Danish innovation projects that illustrate the use of the pull–based concept.Last but not least, the paper presents a new post–graduate education at DTU in design and management of projects in network. It supports competence development within efficient knowledge transfer. Finally conclusions and recommendations will be presented and discussed based on the above six cases within university research based knowledge transfer.
KeywordsUniversities Knowledge Transfer Open Innovation Push and Pull SMEs
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Amternes Videnscenter for Jordforurening. Indeklimapåvirkning fra forurenede grunde. Teknik og Administration nr. 1 (2002) (in Danish)Google Scholar
- Chesbrough, H.: Open Innovation. New imperative from creating and profiting from Technology. Harvard Business Press (2003)Google Scholar
- DTU ViTiS – Knowledge to Society – debriefing 2008-2012 (November 2011)Google Scholar
- EU Commission: White paper - Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action, Com 147 final (2009) Google Scholar
- Nahapiet, Ghoshal: Social capital, intellectual capital, and the organizational advantage. Academy of Management Review 23(2), 242–266 (1998)Google Scholar
- Norman: Living with Complexity. MIT Press (2011)Google Scholar
- OECD: Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change (2008)Google Scholar
- Rambøll: Kommunernes Investeringsbehov i forbindelse med klimatilpasning og veje (April 2009) (in Danish)Google Scholar
- Vandsektorloven: Lov nr. 469 af 12 (June 2009) (in Danish)Google Scholar