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From Lab to Market : Commercialization of Public Sector Technology - Suleiman K. Kassicieh

From Lab to Market

Commercialization of Public Sector Technology

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780306447174
Number Of Pages: 336

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The topic of this book, the commercialization of public-sector technology, continues to grow in importance in the United States and sirnilarsocieties. The issues involved are relevant to many roles including those of policy makers, managers, patent attorneys, licensing agents, and technical staff members of public technology sources. Institutions increasingly involved in the process include federal and other governmentallaboratories and their related agencies, public universities and their state governments, public and private transfer agents and, of course, all the private recipients of public technology. Scarcely a day goes by without a significant event related to technology transfer and commercialization. The popular business press is regularly carrying articles addressing the issues, explaining new initiatives and describing events of notable success or failure.[l] As an example of current important events, the Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) is forrnu- lating its initiatives totransfer public technology and promote technology-based publiclprivate partnerships as a collaboration between the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy, Defense Programs (DOE/DP).

The King Solomon Role in Public-Sector Technology Commercializationp. 9
Technology Transfer in a Time of Transitionp. 29
Doing Technology Transfer in Federal Laboratoriesp. 61
Accelerating Technology Development for Economic Competitivenessp. 89
Current Practices, Coming Changesp. 97
The Role of the Researcherp. 103
The Impact of Federal Technology Transfer on the Commercialization Processp. 109
The Impact of the Federal Technology Transfer on the Commercialization Process Conflict of Interestp. 115
Technology Needs: The Art and Craft of Identifying, Articulating, and Communicatingp. 137
Technology Needs: Commercializing It "Backwards"p. 147
Comments on, and Enhancements to, Technology Needs: The Art And Craft of Identifying, Articulating, and Communicating (Louis G. Tornatzkay and Beverly Ostrosiecki)p. 151
The Role of the Firm's Internal Technical Entrepreneurs in Commercializing Technology from Federal Laboratoriesp. 155
Comment on The Role of the Firm's Internal Technical Entrepreneurs in Commercializing Technology From The Federal Laboratoriesp. 167
The Other Roles of the Inventor in MIT's Technology Transfer Processp. 173
Guerrilla Technology Transfer: The Role of the Researcherp. 179
Technology Transfer from Federal Labs: The Role of Intermediariesp. 183
Creating Commercial Value: The Untapped Federal Resource-Technical Know-Howp. 209
Building the Knowledge Assetp. 221
The Commercialization of Public Sector Technology: How to Form, Manage, and Evaluate Effective Strategic Alliancesp. 225
Forming Effective Partnerships to Commercialize Public Sector Technologyp. 233
Partnerships Are a People Businessp. 239
Some Observations on Industry-Laboratory Alliancesp. 243
Targeted Technology Commercialization through Value-Added Facilitatorsp. 247
Comments about The Impact of Federal Technology Transfer on the Commercialization Processp. 253
The Evolution of Technology Transfer at MCCp. 257
The New Role of the Federal Laboratoriesp. 279
Managing the Business Knowledge Processp. 285
A Model of Technology Transfer: Using Group Decision Support Systems and Electronic Meetingsp. 291
A Proposal for a Framework for Measuring and Evaluating Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratories to Industryp. 299
A Free Market, Independent Agent Model for Technology Transferp. 305
Developing Effective Communications with the National Laboratories to Identify Commercial Applicationsp. 311
Tech Transfer and the Entrepreneurial Team: The Need for Balancep. 317
Defining Value: Translating from the Technical-Esep. 325
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780306447174
ISBN-10: 0306447177
Series: The Language of Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.48