Technology Commercialization Handbook

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  • Intro of who we are at the WB
  • Technology Commercialization Handbook

    1. 1. Science, Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team Alfred Watkins and Alistair Brett May 14, 2009
    2. 2. World Bank Global Expert Teams: Underlying Philosophy <ul><li>innovative ways to capture, share, and rapidly deploy the best Bank knowledge toward development solutions </li></ul><ul><li>an opportunity to engage at senior policy levels on a complex development challenge, whose solution requires the rapid deployment of the best global expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>the areas the teams cover reflect corporate priorities for the Bank Group and its clients </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>http://intranet.worldbank.org/WBSITE/INTRANET/INTERCOMM/0,,contentMDK:22067467~menuPK:64140059~pagePK:87937~piPK:87970~theSitePK:86000,00.html </li></ul>
    3. 3. World Bank Global Expert Teams <ul><li>Climate Change Adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Fragile & Conflict Situations </li></ul><ul><li>Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Health Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Public-Private Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Public Sector Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Social Safety Nets </li></ul>
    4. 4. Strategic Direction of the STI Global Expert Team <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Dimensions of STI Capactiy Import, adapt, and adopt knowledge produced outside the country Produce and use new knowledge via R&D
    6. 6. Technology Commercialization Handbook Wiki <ul><li>“ How-to Know-How” </li></ul><ul><li>Created by the Science Technology and Innovation Global Expert Team at the World Bank (STI GET) in March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Handbook Purpose <ul><li>http ://commercialization-handbook.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Help countries, and academic, government, research, and private organizations understand what technology commercialization is, how it has been applied and with what results </li></ul><ul><li>How to assess if technology commercialization is an appropriate strategy to reach defined goals in terms of benefits, feasibility, and likelihood of success </li></ul>
    8. 8. 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
    9. 9. Structure of Handbook sections <ul><li>Key Questions - please add comments </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Modules (example from Understanding and responding to Global R&D Needs Section) </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and responding to industry needs </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of “born global” companies </li></ul><ul><li>Improving domestic industry uptake of research from higher education institutes, public and private research institutes , and enterprises. </li></ul><ul><li>R&D consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Support for technology adoption , adaptation, and development. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing R&D networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Using public and public-private support systems for R&D and R&D networks </li></ul><ul><li>Additional External Links </li></ul>

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