Assessment of technology transfer in university industry collaboration: case of Turkey

Maviş, Belkız
In this thesis, a survey was conducted to academicians from 10 university who were ranked in the top 50 universities in the Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index announced in 2012 and supported by TUBITAK 1513 Technology Transfer Offices Support Program”. In addition, interviews were conducted with 9 TTO and 2 TUBITAK managers in Ankara. In this context, (i) the perspectives of academics to university-industry collaboration and where they are involved in technology transfer, (ii) the role of TTOs, which are considered as an interface mechanism in ensuring this collaboration, were investigated. In the light of the data obtained from the questionnaire and face-to-face interviews, the validity of two hypothesis was examined. (i) Some researchers are willing to take part in university-industry collaboration, even if they aim only for teaching and seek resources for scientific purposes. (ii) Even though TTOs stated that they were well known in the interviews, TTOs have not been sufficiently active in the process of collaboration when the results of the survey and TÜBİTAK interviews are evaluated together. Finally, policy recommendations were made on the basis of national, university and TTOs.
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B. Maviş, “Assessment of technology transfer in university industry collaboration: case of Turkey,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Science and Technology Policy Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2019.