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- n. The sharing of technological information through education and training.
- n. The use of a concept or product from one technology to solve a problem in an unrelated one.
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One of the most famous examples of the failure of technology transfer is the case of the personal computer, which was developed at Xerox PARC Palo Alto Research Center, located in a research park on the Stanford University campus.
A special agency for small and medium-size companies SMSCs was created to promote technology transfer and cooperation among them.
The book about the failure of technology transfer from Xerox PARC to the Xerox Corporation is entitled Fumbling the Future: How Xerox Invented, and Then Ignored, the First Personal Computer Smith and Alexander, 1988.
Link applied to the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation WARF, the technology transfer office at the University of Wisconsin, for assistance in patenting coumarin as a rat killer.
This viewpoint implies that technology transfer is a one-way process, usually from university-connected basic researchers to individuals in private companies who develop and commercialize a technological innovation.