The Technology Transfer and Wealth Creation (T2WC) research project addresses a timely and critical topic of concern for APRU members. Technological innovation lies at the heart of a nation's ability to sustain a high rate of economic growth in the increasingly knowledge-based global economy. It is increasingly recognized that research universities play a pivotal role in stimulating technological innovation by the business sector through technology transfer.
The study looks at how universities transfer and apply new knowledge and technologies generated by research. It involves a multi-university study on the scope, pattern, trends and impact of technology transfer activities by universities along the Pacific Rim.
Past Activities: T2WC Conference
May 29-31, 2002
University of Southern California (USA)
The inaugural conference was held in the University of Southern California in May 2002. Besides involving the universities' Technology Licensing and Technology Transfer offices, other dialogue partners on this important subject include inventors, investors and government agencies.