Economic benefit by promoting innovation.
The successful transfer of technologies developed in universities and institutes of research and higher learning is playing an increasingly important role in the process of innovation. The principal goal of technology transfer in the middle and long-term for society and the national economy is to create a partnership of cooperation between academia and the private sector.
The process of technology transfer
swiTT recognizes “Technology Transfer” as the conversion of scientific research into applied use. This transfer is carried out within the framework of a successful cooperation with external research partners, the protection of intellectual property, the licensing of such intellectual property rights to existing companies or new enterprises, or similar transfer processes. Technology transfer relates to all basic sciences, medicine and technology, as well as the human and social sciences.
The role of the offices of technology transfer
Technology transfer centers and their specialists play an important role within research and teaching institutions in the assessment of research results toward the application of technologies in the private sector. They identify and evaluate research findings with economic potential and work with the researchers concerned to develop a transfer strategy.