I’ve been browsing the latest issue of IST and this article cought my attention. The article is written by Tommi Mikkonen, Casper Lassenius, Tomi Männistö, Markku Oivo, Janne Järvinen. It is about technology transfer from academia to industry. It’s available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2017.10.013
The best point in this article is very important – the technology is NOT created in academia and transferred to industry, it is rather created either in industry or in collaboration with academia. This observation invalidates many of the technology transfer models, where the authors assume that the companies receive the results from academia.
But, has this actually happen? How often does it really happen? I guess, not very often.
The paper presents a model of collaboration, which is presented in the following link (and figure):
I’m happy to see more collaboration models for industry-academia co-creation of results!