Revista de Administração Contemporânea
versión On-line ISSN 1982-7849
CLOSS, Lisiane; FERREIRA, Gabriela; SAMPAIO, Cláudio y PERIN, Marcelo. Factors that influence the university-industry technology transfer process: the case of PUCRS. Rev. adm. contemp. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 59-78. ISSN 1982-7849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-65552012000100005.
Few studies have addressed the university-industry technology transfer (UITT) process in developing countries (Póvoa & Rapini, 2010); especially, in Brazilian private universities (Closs & Ferreira, 2010). This paper seeks to identify and analyze elements in processes involving academic patents through a case study investigating researchers and the TTO manager of PUCRS. Many results were similar to those identified by other national and international studies. Among the drivers that stand out are scientific challenges and competition to produce patents. An innovative environment was favored by institutional policies. Access to information structures, laboratories, skilled staff and multidisciplinary research groups favored invention. The existence of the technology park in the university also facilitated the dissemination of tacit knowledge between universities and companies. Reconciling research, teaching, and patenting with each other is an issue that requires special attention, because researchers were essential to successful commercialization of academic technology. We suggest the creation of policies which allow researchers more time for UITT and developing their interpersonal and commercial skills.
Palabras llave : technology transfer; university-industry; patents.