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Best Practices Analysis of Transnatonal Technology Transfer

25/05/2012

A key question to be answered within the MET3 project is: Which methodologies have worked well in the transnational collaboration carried on within the framework of our project?

And the joint efforts of the partners have been aimed to respond another question: Which tools should be included into effective “TTT MED Modular Toolbox”?

During the project development we have been looking for “best practices” usable in other translational cooperation cases and the approaches that can become a real model of translational technology transfer in the MED- regions. However, these conclusions must arise independently, on every region experience basis, and must be developed considering each region singularities. Only when we are in possession of regional data and complete analysis, it’s feasible to make an effort of aggregation and common ground establishment for the conjoint transnational #techtransfer strategy.

For that it’s necessary to understand what the “Best Practices” are (in this project). The common definition is: Innovative methodologies, tools and approaches of the management of Transnational Technology Transfer processes that have proved to be effective and efficient, enough to deserve to be recommended to all MET3 project partners. Read more…

Why should we evaluate Technology Offers before put them on the market

16/05/2012

During our MET3 project we have developed a specific evaluation methodology focused on better Technology Transfer Initiative rating.

Such proceedings as the Transnational Technology Transfer between public research centres and the inter-regional market require not only really effective methodologies of Technology Diagnostic, Market and Enterprises’ Technology Requirements, Analysis of Adequate TechTransfer Channels, but also a follow up on how all this steps have been performed. So we can say that Transnational Technology Transfer needs an Integral Strategic Approach, including Control Methodology.

These methods are based on the experiences of countries/regions which have participated in such TTT assessments, and on the perspectives of technical experts from TechTransfer Offices, the private sector, EU organizations, financiers and research institutions who have participated in workshops and other fora to consider issues related to technology transfer.

Only when we can check out some specific Elements of Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities, we’ll be able to establish the matrix of Methodology Evaluation. Read more…

Why we need Technology Marketplaces.

04/05/2012

The R&D of public research centres and universities needs more efficient modes to enter into the real markets. One of the ways to accomplish this is “connecting valuable research coming out of our state universities to businesses that will use the technologies to either add or enhance their existing product offerings, as well as create efficiencies in the manufacturing process.” Within our MET3 project, we have developed a Technology-based Opportunities Marketplace. It’s one of the most efficient forms of promoting and commercialising of R&D results and technologies that public research centres have obtained.

The concept of the Online Technology Marketplace is well-known. The vitual technology marketplace is an on-line site to help the technology-based enterprises and research institutions to identify potential partners and promote their R&D results.

All that means that it is a web-based service dedicated to the publication of exploitable technologies resulting from research projects due to approximate them to the potential buyers, clients and collaborators.

The benefits of online technology marketplace are evolving rapidly with R&D results brokers expanding their offerings in an effort to win new business while companies are looking to simplify the process of useful technology procurement. Recent data suggests that there is an overwhelming preference by both companies and research centres toward web-based tools for enrollment and adoption of this technology is on the rise. Read more…

Transnational Technology Transfer Model- conclusions of the Seminar in Murcia

30/04/2012

Last Friday, we’ve gathered in Murcia for last :-( direct meeting within our MET3 project.

The Seminar organised by the University Enterprise Training Partnership of the Region of Murcia (FUERM), had as a general topic the Transnational Technology Transfer Model among the Mediterranean regions.

After the initial presentation of the event and of the organisations invited, on charge of the president of the Spanish University Enterprise Partnership Network (REDFUE), Sebastián Sotomayor, and the managing director of the University Enterprise Training Partnership of the Region of Murcia (FUERM), Enrique Egea, the technical part of seminar has begun.

The master-conference by Marina Villegas, on behalf of the Department of Scientific and Technology Research at the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, was titled “The Scientific and Technical Research Policies in Spain.” This presentation has addressed issues relating to the new focus of Spanish R&D policy and Marina has given some details on future Spanish R&D Budget, with correspondent changes and cuts. This speech has waked up great interest between assistants. As a conclusion we can say that in Spain two new strategies are required: One of Science and Technology and another – for Innovation Policy. Due to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness this division will make the public R&D&Innovation system more efficient. Read more…

Seven singularities of Transnational Technology Transfer in MED-region.

25/04/2012

One of the most relevant objectives of MET3 project is to adapt tools and TT solutions to the specific conditions within the MED-region markets.

Therefore, it is quite interesting to identify objectively and with realistic assessments which are the “regional singularities” of the Mediterranean Basin that must be considered during the design process of the TTT-MED-Model.

After two years experience in the project, we can say that the factors of special importance that make a difference for the Transnational Technology Transfer in MED-regions are:

- Wide diversity of LANGUAGES, between countries that do not have either a long tradition of foreign languages speaking (this introduces additional complexity and increases the costs of the Technology Matchmaking processes; making the mutual approach between partners quite slow and hard to close TT agreements) Read more…

How to evaluate the Transnational Technology Transfer Methodology

20/04/2012

During our MET3 project we have developed a specific evaluation methodology focused on better Technology Transfer Initiative rating.

Such proceedings as the Transnational Technology Transfer between public research centres and the inter-regional market require not only really effective methodologies of Technology Diagnostic, Market and Enterprises’ Technology Requirements, Analysis of Adequate TechTransfer Channels, but also a follow up on how all this steps have been performed. So we can say that Transnational Technology Transfer needs an Integral Strategic Approach, including Control Methodology.

These methods are based on the experiences of countries/regions which have participated in such TTT assessments, and on the perspectives of technical experts from TechTransfer Offices, the private sector, EU organizations, financiers and research institutions who have participated in workshops and other fora to consider issues related to technology transfer.

Only when we can check out some specific Elements of Technology Transfer Needs Assessments and Implementing Activities, we’ll be able to establish the matrix of Methodology Evaluation. Read more…

Forthcoming International Workshop on the Mediterranean Model of Technology Transfer.

16/04/2012

Next week the University Enterprise Training Parnership of the Region of Murcia (FUERM) organizes an international seminar for Transnational Technology Transfer Model among the Mediterranean regions.

Framed within our MET3 project, this international meeting is focused on the debate on the results of the TTT model developement realized during last two years. As you know, MET3 project has an objective to establish effective rules to promote and to optimize international technology transfer transfer through the cooperation of research groups, agents of trechtransfer and companies.

The required efect is developement of shared technology market, based on the transnational cooperation in knowledge transfer.

The workshop will be held on 27th April in Murcia. And all MET3 partners will participate.

The opening speech will be on charge of the president of the Spanish University Enterprise Partnership Network (REDFUE), Sebastián Sotomayor, and followed by the workshop presentation by the managing director of the University Enterprise Training Parnership of the Region of Murcia (FUERM), Enrique Egea, two principal organizers of this seminar. Read more…

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