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

Download
2019
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.

Suggestions

A comparative analysis of global and national university ranking systems
Çakır, Murat Perit; Acartürk, Cengiz (2015-06-01)
Recent interest towards university rankings has led to the development of several ranking systems at national and global levels. Global ranking systems tend to rely on internationally accessible bibliometric databases and reputation surveys to develop league tables at a global level. Given their access and in-depth knowledge about local institutions, national ranking systems tend to include a more comprehensive set of indicators. The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic comparison of national an...
Establishment and Development of Academic Spin – Off Firms by Evidence from Turkey and Some Policy Recommendations
Erden Topal, Yelda (Science And Technology Policies Research Center, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), 2012)
This study aims to identify the main characteristics of academic spin – off firms, which evolve from universities through commercialization of intellectual property and transfer of technology developed within academic institutions. Academic spin – off firms can be conceptualized as a subset of new technology-based firms and they emerge as important actors of the innovation system in Turkey. Despite the extensive empirical evidence pointing to the conclusion that most new technology-based firms do not grow a...
The Role of faculty owned businesses in entrepreneurial universities
Yüksel, Peyman; Oran, Adil; Department of Business Administration (2015)
This thesis explains how universities have evolved towards entrepreneurial universities, the role of these universities in country’s development and how these universities have achieved knowledge commercialization, the major objective of third generation universities. Among many alternatives, faculty-owned businesses, called academic spin-offs, are the most direct but controversial way, in terms of their academic duties, used to achieve this objective. In addition to academic spin-offs, technology transfer ...
Technology adoption of medical faculty in teaching: Differentiating factors in adopter categories
ZAYIM, Nese; Yıldırım, İbrahim Soner; SAKA, Osman (2006-01-01)
Despite large investments by higher education institutions in technology for faculty and student use, instructional technology is not being integrated into instruction in higher education institutions including medical education institutions. While the diffusion of instructional technologies has reached a saturation point among early adopters of technology, it has remained limited among the mainstream faculty. This investigation explores instructional technology usage patterns and the characteristics of med...
Training the next generation of designers for a sustainable future: action research on the circular design internship
Bakırlıoğlu, Yekta; De Eyto, Adam (null; 2018-06-25)
This paper introduces the first internship programme in University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, which is a part of two-year collaborative action research of four subsequent internships, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The research focuses on training novice designers for challenges and real-life complexities in addressing issues of sustainability through design. The internship aims to create the environment for interns to self-learn and experience tools and techniques for Circular D...
Citation Formats
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.