Presenter Information

George A. Alers, Magnasonics, Inc.

Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1983 12:00 AM

Description

This section of the Proceedings is devoted to the problem of technology transfer and each of the other papers describes what I would call a formal approach to the problem. That is, they describe organizations with specific charters to perform technology transfer (such as the EPRI NDE Center) or specific contracts to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the production floor (such as the RFC program). My purpose is to explain how it REALLY happens in the majority of cases. Specifically, I will describe the key role played by individual entrepreneurs and the personal chemistry that is needed to spark the separate steps along the treacherous trail of technology transfer.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

2A

Chapter

Section 7: Technology Transfer

Pages

367-377

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-3706-5_22

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Inventors and Investors: Technology Transfer by Personal Chemistry

La Jolla, CA

This section of the Proceedings is devoted to the problem of technology transfer and each of the other papers describes what I would call a formal approach to the problem. That is, they describe organizations with specific charters to perform technology transfer (such as the EPRI NDE Center) or specific contracts to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the production floor (such as the RFC program). My purpose is to explain how it REALLY happens in the majority of cases. Specifically, I will describe the key role played by individual entrepreneurs and the personal chemistry that is needed to spark the separate steps along the treacherous trail of technology transfer.