ERIC Number: ED217907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Strategic Planning of Technology Transfer.
Groff, Warren H.
Using the Ohio Technology Transfer Organization (OTTO) as its primary example, this paper offers a strategic planning perspective on technology transfer and human resources development. First, a brief overview is provided of the maturation of mission priorities and planning processes in higher education in the United States, followed by a definition of technology transfer as a means to facilitate economic development, increase productivity, and stimulate job growth. Next, several components of OTTO (a statewide network of postsecondary institutions providing small business and industry with the information, advice, and services essential to technology transfer) are described, along with other state and national efforts in the field. A strategic plan to accomplish technology transfer and human resources development is then presented within the framework of three components: (1) research and development; (2) delivery systems; and (3) evaluation. The research and development component is examined in terms of futurism, trend analysis, high technologies, modes of technology transfer, technology assessment, entrepreneurship, and community development. The delivery systems component is considered with reference to personnel and alternative forms of the electronic delivery of education and training. The process of evaluation is presented in terms of costs, capital planning, and management of the planning process. In a brief conclusion, the future of postsecondary education is linked to the degree to which it meets social needs. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio; Ohio Technology Transfer Organization
Note: Paper presented at the Economics Section Colloquium, "Emerging Technologies and Their Economic Impact," (Columbus, OH, April 23, 1982).