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A recommended plan for an educational curriculum on the topic of technology transfer is outlined. A survey was conducted to determine the current levels of ability and knowledge of technology users and of transfer intermediaries. Information was collected from three sources: individuals and organizations currently presenting educational programs on technology transfer, a review of programs presented by Karl J. Dakin, and a survey of technology companies and service providers by the Colorado University Business Advancement Center. A general lack of awareness of the benefits of technology transfer in the target audiences and an inadequate number of available educational programs were revealed. In general, programs currently available fail to address the lack of awareness, are largely limited to introductory material, and typically are not available in a format or at a time convenient to most of the target audiences. The recommendation outlined in this report seeks to provide a coherent strategy to create a technology transfer curriculum which will be able to adapt to a broad range of audiences at multiple levels of knowledge, using the same basic building blocks and channels of distribution. Specific objectives include enhancement of awareness of technology transfer, creation of a standard curriculum to be delivered through a variety of mediums and channels (written text, video, and interactive multimedia computer), and cost control through a large scale collaborative approach. A number of educational topics were identified and broken down into the following 10 basic courses: (1) Introduction to Technology Transfer; (2) Technology Sale and Licensing; (3) Technology Acquisition and Implementation; (4) Developing a Technology Transfer Plan; (5) Technology Validation: Technical, Market, Economic and Legal; (6) Resources for Technology Transfer; (7) Transfer Structures; (8) Pricing Technology; (9) Technology Transfer Methods and Techniques; and (10) Practical Studies in Technology Transfer (internship). The syllabi developed for each of these courses is provided. Additional topics for advancement and specialty courses, and a number of prospective collaborative participants are identified. Cost of development of educational materials and the attendant costs of presentation are detailed. (MAS)

Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Diffusion (Communication), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Transfer, Research and Development, Scientific and Technical Information, Technology Transfer

Autor: Dakin, Karl J.


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