Technology transfer survey


This chapter provides an overview regarding general issues related to the survey and its results. The analyses were done with SPSS, a standard statistic software tool. The two major methodologies used are frequency and bi-variate analyses. The objective of the survey was the identification of relations between university researchers’ and companies’ characteristics, technology transfer features, barriers and motives and served to set up the typology for companies and university researchers as basis for identifying suited recommendations to improve technology transfer.


Technology Transfer Technology Transfer Office Average Response Rate Export Quote Competence Center 
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