ERIC Number: ED329676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Model for a Technology Transfer System That Includes the Wisconsin VTAE System and UW-Stout. Final Report.
Sterry, Leonard; Nelson, Orville
A project examined technology transfer programs and developed a model for use by Wisconsin's Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) system that would involve cooperative efforts with the University of Wisconsin and other agencies. Staff reviewed literature on technology transfer and visited six technology transfer organizations. The literature suggested that the successful transfer of new technology required the receiving company to have a perceived need. The receiving company needed assistance in selecting the appropriate technology and preparing employees to use it and follow-up help with any problems. A variety of activities were reported as being involved in technology transfer, ranging from basic research to the application of off-the-shelf technology to common problems in business and industry. Using this information, an advisory committee recommended that the Wisconsin VTAE Model focus on technology deployment and education activities and services; be based on an active approach to technology transfer; and involve a variety of partners in delivering services to companies. A state-level coordinating center and regional technology transfer centers were proposed. (Eight references are listed. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the report, include advisory committee members, agendas, and meeting minutes; site visit reports; and a literature review on technology transfer.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Literature Reviews, Models, Resource Centers, School Business Relationship, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Technology, Technology Transfer, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Vocational Technical Adult Education System; Wisconsin