ERIC Number: EJ776060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-1
Reference Count: 17
Case Studying Technology Transfer in an Objective 1 Area
Lavery, N.; Stratford, G.
Industry and Higher Education, v17 n2 p131-137 Apr 2003
Two major initiatives are in place in Wales that aim to create a strong and internationally competitive small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. These are the Technology Exploitation Programme (TEP) and the Centres of Excellence for Technology and Industrial Collaboration (CETIC) programme. The Materials Centre of Excellence at the University of Wales Swansea is one of the centres in the CETIC programme with traditionally strong links to the Welsh manufacturing sector. This paper describes the Centre's experiences during its first year in the programme as a way of highlighting both the successes and difficulties in the implementation of EU Objective 1 technology transfer initiatives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement, Economic Progress, Small Businesses, Computer Software, Training, Cooperative Programs, Job Training, Universities, Case Studies, Industry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Wales)