This book addresses the question of how to organise university-industry interaction. The objective was to identify best practices and to gain insight into the conditions necessary for optimal knowledge and technology transfer from universities to industry, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises. There are countless varieties of university-industry interactions. These range from close collaborations with large industries in the area of technology development to innovative projects with the parties involved, including high-tech start-up companies and even student entrepreneurs. Although university-industry interactions naturally concern research and teaching & training, they also pertain to consulting and business development. The contributions in this book focus on the network in which the interaction occurs and on the analysis of the institutionals patterns, strategic aspects, economic factors and social network positions concerned. Ultimately, this will help universities to make further contributions to regional development.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Twente University Press (TUP)|
|Number of pages||144|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|