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Author Bekkers, Rudi ♦ Steen, Marianne Van Der
Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Miscellany
Subject Keyword Science and Technology
Abstract A basic assumption of publicly financed research is that its results will be used and contribute to social and economic welfare. It is widely recognised that this happens; for the Netherlands it has been established that about 21% of all technological innovations are based on public research (NOWT, 2000, p. 76). However, various obstacles have to be overcome before the results of public research are actually used. A major question therefore is how technology transfer can be best achieved. An effective mechanism must create an optimal balance between knowledge creation, diffusion and utilisation, taking both public and private interests into account...
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2003-05-14
Page Count 47
Starting Page 263
Ending Page 289


Source: OECD iLibrary