Industry-Science Linkages and Technology Transfer

The Research Area Comprises

  • Linkages Between Public Research and Private Innovation
  • Research Infrastructure and Technology Transfer
  • Evaluation of Innovation Policies to Promote Technology Transfer
  • Researcher Mobility
  • Effects of Public Research Funding

Economists in this research area address a range of issues at the interface between corporate innovation processes and research in scientific institutions. In particular, researchers investigate the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of technology transfer, the effects of scientific partnerships on the ability of firms to innovate, university spinoffs, and transfer-oriented incentive systems in scientific institutions, including the structuring of patent law at universities. The market for licenses and patents as a technology transfer mechanism in the sphere of public research is another area of interest.