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Advanced training in technology transfer: learning from experts the best practices to enrich knowledge transfer programs at UNESP

Grant number: 16/50178-9
Support type:Research Grants - Support for Intellectual Property Rights and Licensing (PAPI/Nuplitec)
Duration: April 01, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics
Principal Investigator:Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Grantee:Vanderlan da Silva Bolzani
Home Institution: Agência UNESP de Inovação. Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The main goal of this project is a highly qualified training of human resources from Unesp's Technology Transfer Office in advanced technology transfer programs developed by excellence institutions in central countries. Unesp has already built a strong intellectual property portfolio and now its main challenge is to license this portfolio. In order to fill this gap, different programs may be developed in order to improve technology transfer, other than patent licensing. Enriching local innovation system is a strategy which may be used to improve knowledge transfer. Nevertheless, keeping and improving internal processes of intellectual property protection and technology assessment is a core activity of any TTO, and activities toward this second goal are also designed. (AU)