ERIC Number: ED383386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-24
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Training Initiative (ECMT3I) Technology Transfer Model Report.
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.
The Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Technology Transfer and Training Initiative (ECMT3I) is a cooperative effort among education and research institutions in New Mexico to analyze problems in transferring environmental technologies from Department of Energy laboratories to small and medium enterprises (SME's). The goal of the ECMT3I is to understand how SME's transfer technology into their facilities and how assistance providers, such as community colleges, can develop partnerships with the SME's to enhance technical and educational activities. Through initial surveys and pilot projects, ECMT3I discovered that most SME's in New Mexico did not currently view community colleges, universities, and federal labs as sources of training, information, or problem solving. As a result, the ECMT3I developed a model for transferring information from assistance providers to SME's, focusing on the elimination of duplication of efforts and the strengthening of communication. Key elements of the model include the establishment of a primary contact for SME's requesting assistance, the cooperation of all assistance providers to work together as a team, the use of New Mexico's State Technology and Assistance Resource System (STARS) as a central database for all assistance providers, and the inclusion of the SME as a part of the solution. In addition, SME's are tracked through the assistance process via STARS and the model contains a proactive marketing component. Appendixes provide a description of the IDEF-Zero activity model and charts of the ECMT3I's model for technology transfer. (KP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Computer Networks, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Hazardous Materials, Higher Education, Information Transfer, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Laboratory Safety, Manufacturing, Small Businesses, State Regulation, Technology Transfer, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM.
Note: For the Manufacturer Environmental Survey, see JC 950 311. A product of the Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing Technology and Training Initiative.