World Intellectual Property Organization

Studies on "Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology"

On this web page are hosted a number of studies that were commissioned in the framework of the WIPO project on "Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology."  A summary report and a checklist of possible measures to promote such partnerships have been prepared on which you are invited to provide your valuable comments by e-mail as indicated below.  Some of the national studies are also provided as background reference material. Please note that the latter are unedited versions, which will be edited prior to their formal publication.

Background

In October 2003, the World Intellectual Property Organization, with funding from the Japanese Funds-in-Trust, commissioned a series of national studies in seven Asian countries (namely, China, India, Japan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand) on the "Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology." The objective was to understand current developments in this field in each country, by presenting quantitative and qualitative data on university-industry partnerships in the field of innovation and technology transfer, describing the legal framework and main policies adopted to promote university-industry partnerships and analyzing factors that contributed to or had an impact on the development of such partnerships.

The national studies served as a basis for the preparation of a summary report that brings together the findings from the national studies and draws general conclusions on factors that proved to be important in enhancing or hindering university-industry partnerships. Finally, the summary report, as well as lessons learnt from the experience of other countries, have been used to prepare a checklist  of possible measures that policy-makers may wish to consider if they choose to promote the development of university-industry partnerships for the promotion of innovation and technology transfer.

Summary Report

  • Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Effective University-Industry Partnerships: The experience of China, India, Japan, Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand [WORD] [PDF]

Checklist for policy-makers

  • Developing Frameworks to Facilitate University-Industry Technology Transfer: A Checklist of Possible Actions [WORD] [PDF]

National Papers

  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: China [WORD] [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: India [WORD] [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: Japan [WORD] [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: Korea [WORD] [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: Philippines [WORD] [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: Singapore [PDF]
  • Development of University-Industry Partnerships for the Promotion of Innovation and Transfer of Technology: Thailand [WORD] [PDF]

Please send comments by e-mail to ui.partnership@wipo.int

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