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ERIC Number: EJ899218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
State of the Science in Technology Transfer: At the Confluence of Academic Research and Business Development--Merging Technology Transfer with Knowledge Translation to Deliver Value
Lane, Joseph P.
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v6 n1 p1-38 Sum 2010
The practice of technology transfer continues to evolve into a discipline. Efforts continue in the field of assistive technology (AT) to move technology-related prototypes, resulting from development in the academic sector, to product commercialization within the business sector. The article describes how technology transfer can be linked to knowledge translation. The results will increase the relevance of technology-oriented knowledge from upstream academic research to downstream development and production that involve both academic and business sectors. The linkage will provide the government sector with evidence with which stakeholders can apply research knowledge outputs to accomplish outcomes that achieve beneficial impacts for target populations of persons with disabilities. The resulting models, methods, and measures will also be useful to other fields of application. (Contains 8 figures and 3 tables.)
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A