Technology Transfer Systems in the United States and Germany: Lessons and Perspectives

Technology Transfer Systems in the United States and Germany: Lessons and Perspectives

By: Binational Panel Convened by The National Academy of Engineering and The Fraunhofer Society (author), Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (author), National Academy of Sciences (author), National Academy of Engineering (author), Proctor P. Reid (editor), Jose L. Encarnacao (editor), Ulrich Schmoch (editor), H. Norman Abramson (editor)Paperback

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This book explores major similarities and differences in the structure, conduct, and performance of the national technology transfer systems of Germany and the United States. It maps the technology transfer landscape in each country in detail, uses case studies to examine the dynamics of technology transfer in four major technology areas, and identifies areas and opportunities for further mutual learning between the two national systems.

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H. Norman Abramson, Jose Encarnacao, Proctor P. Reid, and Ulrich Schmoch, Editors, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, National Academy of Engineering


1 Front Matter; 2 Part I: Overview and Comparison; 3 Introduction; 4 The German and U.S. R&D Systems; 5 Comparison of Major Technology Transfer Institutions; 6 Selected Technology Transfer Issues in a Comparative Context; 7 Conclusions and Recommendations; 8 Annex I: Suggestions for Transatlantic/International Collaborative Projects; 9 Part II: Technology Transfer in the United States; 10 Introduction; 11 The R&D Enterprise; 12 Technology Transfer from Higher Education to Industry; 13 U.S. Federal Laboratories and Technology Transfer to Industry; 14 Technology Transfer by Privately Held, Nonacademic Organizations; 15 Annex II: Case Studies in Technology Transfer; 16 Part III: Technology Transfer in Germany; 17 Executive Summary; 18 Introduction; 19 The German R&D Enterprise; 20 Technology Transfer from Universities; 21 Technology Transfer from Public Intermediate R&D Insitutions; 22 Technology Transfer by Industrial R&D Consortia; 23 Technology Transfer in Selected Areas; 24 Conclusion: An Assessment of Technology Transfer in Germany; 25 Annex III: Examples of Technology Transfer in Germany; 26 Appendixes; 27 Notes; 28 References; 29 Biographical Information for the Binational Panel; 30 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780309055307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780309055307
  • ISBN10: 030905530X

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