Technology Exchange Between Universities and Industries 961287
Technology transfer between universities and industries is discussed from two viewpoints: (1) the mechanisms of technology transfer and, (2) the future for university/industry interaction.
The first major premise is that technology is transferred most efficiently through personal interaction; programs seeking to improve technology transfer should focus on promoting person-to-person contacts.
The second major premise is that industry has become so dependent on a high technology that, as the Federal government reduces its support for academic research, industry will have to step in. This will require significant changes in attitude by all three parties: universities, industries, and the Federal funding agencies.