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Technology Commercialization Handbook

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  • Science, Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team Alfred Watkins and Alistair Brett May 14, 2009
  • World Bank Global Expert Teams: Underlying Philosophy
    • innovative ways to capture, share, and rapidly deploy the best Bank knowledge toward development solutions
    • an opportunity to engage at senior policy levels on a complex development challenge, whose solution requires the rapid deployment of the best global expertise.
    • the areas the teams cover reflect corporate priorities for the Bank Group and its clients
    • best practices aren’t shared well enough and existing silos prevent rapid response.... We clearly need to find better ways to make use of available expertise
    • http://intranet.worldbank.org/WBSITE/INTRANET/INTERCOMM/0,,contentMDK:22067467~menuPK:64140059~pagePK:87937~piPK:87970~theSitePK:86000,00.html
  • World Bank Global Expert Teams
    • Climate Change Adaptation
    • Disaster Risk Management
    • Financial Crisis
    • Fragile & Conflict Situations
    • Growth
    • Science, Technology & Innovation
    • Health Systems
    • Public-Private Partnerships
    • Public Sector Performance
    • Social Safety Nets
  • Strategic Direction of the STI Global Expert Team
    • Design, develop, and deliver STI capacity building programs tailored to each country's specific growth, competitiveness and poverty reduction agenda, as well as to its specific stage of development and initial STI capacity
    • Foster partnerships to intermediate knowledge and capacity flows between developing country clients that need to augment their STI capacity and development partners -- in both the North and South -- who possess a great deal of the required technical expertise and capacity building prowess
  • Dimensions of STI Capactiy Import, adapt, and adopt knowledge produced outside the country Produce and use new knowledge via R&D
  • Technology Commercialization Handbook Wiki
    • “ How-to Know-How”
    • Created by the Science Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team at the World Bank (STI GET) in March 2009
    • Detailed “how to” instructions, based on global best practice lessons of experience, along with check lists, model documents, and case examples showing how specific countries or institutions addressed a specific problem.
  • Handbook Purpose
    • http ://commercialization-handbook.wikispaces.com
    • Help countries, and academic, government, research, and private organizations understand what technology commercialization is, how it has been applied and with what results
    • How to assess if technology commercialization is an appropriate strategy to reach defined goals in terms of benefits, feasibility, and likelihood of success
  • Technology Commercialization Handbook Sections Innovation Models Technology Diffusion Finding Opportunities, Technology Assessments Managing Intellectual Property Sources of Ideas: Technology Push, Market Pull Packaging Expertise Market Intelligence Public Research Oganizations Technology Transfer Offices Engineering Centers Global R&D Needs Competitive Grant Programs Developing New Products Social Networks Spin-off Companies Financing Commercialization Science Parks, Incubators Cheklists
  • Structure of Handbook sections
    • Key Questions - please add comments
    • Introduction
    • Modules (example from Understanding and responding to Global R&D Needs Section)
    • Understanding and responding to industry needs
    • Impact of globalization
    • Creation of “born global” companies
    • Improving domestic industry uptake of research from higher education institutes, public and private research institutes , and enterprises.
    • R&D consortia
    • Support for technology adoption , adaptation, and development.
    • Accessing R&D networks.
    • Using public and public-private support systems for R&D and R&D networks
    • Additional External Links