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.
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
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.
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