Harnessing Public Research for Innovation in the 21st Century
Today, more than ever, universities and public research institutes play a crucial role in enabling the scientific breakthroughs and innovations in the marketplace.
The central questions of this book by WIPO and Cambridge University Press are:
- How can innovation actors and policymakers improve the efficiency of knowledge transfer practices to help maximize innovation-driven growth and seek practical solutions to societal challenges?
- What works and what does not?
- How do you better measure the related impacts – on the institutional and country level?
In response, the book proposes a framework to evaluate knowledge transfer practices, improve knowledge transfer metrics and evaluation frameworks, generate findings on what does and does not work, and offer policy lessons. It does so based on studies and insights from three developed and three emerging economies: the United Kingdom, Germany, Republic of Korea, Brazil, China, and South Africa.
The book reflects WIPO’s larger support program for universities and research institutions to use IP as a tool for advancing transfer of promising research outcomes for stimulating effective use of knowledge transfer in view of economic growth and sustainable futures. For more information, see WIPO’s website on Universities and IP.