Technology Transfer Professional

  • Valentina ColcelliEmail author


For the purposes of the chapter, Technology Transfer Professionals are defined as intermediaries between technology suppliers and users who deal with ready-to-use technologies or technologies which have already been patented. Over the past 35 years, the commercialisation of academic research has become an increasingly prominent aspect of university activity. The participation of universities in technology transfer (TT) endeavours, mainly through the patenting and licensing of research results, serves as an important trigger for a re-evaluation of the nature of the profession of academic scientists in light of the knowledge-based society grounded in the Lisbon Strategy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research CouncilIFAC InstituteSesto Fiorentino, FirenzeItaly

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