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Technology transfer in government research institutes : a case of industrial technology institute

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, C
dc.contributor.author Liyanage, C
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-29T07:22:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-29T07:22:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/592
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Department of Management of Technology for the MBA en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent yean technology has become not only an important dimension of national development and growth but also essential for survival in this competitive world. Consequently, development and transfer of new technologies has become an activity off local attention and a force to reckon with. Industrial Technology Institute (IT!) successor to Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISIR). country's premier multidisciplinary R&D institute had started development transfer of technologies since 1955. Each year research institute develops many new technologies. Understanding the process of developing and bringing new technologies to market is important for researchers and managers of research organization// However, technology development & transfer did not attract due attention of the industry .the report presents findings of case research undertaken to study the status of new technology transfer in the institute. The focus is on the technology transfer practices and their success in terms of the degree of success & rate of success in technology transfer &technology commercialization. The barriers and facilitators existing for the transfer of new technologies arc also identified the IT1 ease study is based on a structured questionnaire followed by interviews with IT1staff specially who had worked on the development and transfer of the technological innovations. Most, but not all. of these arc or were in the research divisions so that more research view could be obtained than a general one. With the support of secondary data, findings were inspected to see whether some common patterns and common factors &factures could be recognized and arrived at some views and suggestions and not at hard and fast conclusions or rules of conduct The technology transfer process of the institute has in most instances been on a non-exclusive basis on a contractual know-how agreement, with the institute retaining the right to transfer the technology to more than one industrial enterprise. Success rate in technology transfer is70-75 % & technology commercialization is 30 -35 %. Personnel approach of technology transfer is predominant in the institute.// Main income comes in commercial mode of transfer such as contract research, consultancy & testing services. Training, publications and seminars are main modes of non-commercial technology transfers Technology transfer companies are there in micro level Nit direct & indirect spin off are relatively low. Patenting of inventions is common as an intellectual property (IP) protection. But the institute docs not have an IP policy to address main issues related to II'. Crap between technology development & technology transfer is high and institute currently has many problems in scaling up of technologies. Technology valuing is not taking place in a established criteria and effectiveness of technology transfer is mostly measured on the basis of technology get transferred to an organization or not, not on the basis of commercial success of the technology. Research staff is more towards technology development than technology transfer and they lack knowledge & skills of marketing ,business & negotiation skills. For better exposition the presentation is divided into sections dealing with introduction, literature review, methodology, study findings and is summed up with including marks and recommendations
dc.format.extent x, [123]p. : ill. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject THESIS-MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER-SRI LANKA
dc.title Technology transfer in government research institutes : a case of industrial technology institute
dc.type Thesis-Abstract
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2008-07
dc.identifier.accno 91199 en_US


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