Two perspectives on a successful lab/industry technology transfer

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Technology transfer from government laboratories to private business is of increasing concern in today`s marketplace. Some prospective partners (on both sides) believe that technology transfer is a relatively simple process requiring little or no extra effort from the participants. In the authors experience this is not true and, in fact, positive results from a collaboration are directly proportional to the effort that both parties invest in the relationship. Communication, both between prospective partners before an agreement and between partners following the agreement, is essential. Neither technology nor marketing can stand by itself; it is the combination of the two that ... continued below

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MacArthur, D.W. & Ulbrich, R. February 1, 1995.

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  • MacArthur, D.W. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Ulbrich, R. Eberline Instrument Corp., Santa Fe, NM (United States)

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Technology transfer from government laboratories to private business is of increasing concern in today`s marketplace. Some prospective partners (on both sides) believe that technology transfer is a relatively simple process requiring little or no extra effort from the participants. In the authors experience this is not true and, in fact, positive results from a collaboration are directly proportional to the effort that both parties invest in the relationship. Communication, both between prospective partners before an agreement and between partners following the agreement, is essential. Neither technology nor marketing can stand by itself; it is the combination of the two that can produce a useful and available product. Laboratories and industries often have very different ways of looking at almost everything. Misunderstandings arising from these differences can short-circuit the transfer process or result in the production of a product that is unsalable. The authors will cover some of their experiences, potential problems, and their solutions. Examples discussed here is transfer of technology for long-range alpha detection developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and transferred to Eberline Instrument Corporation.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95006326

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  • Waste management `95, Tucson, AZ (United States), 26 Feb - 2 Mar 1995

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-198
  • Report No.: CONF-950216--74
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 34405
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683102

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MacArthur, D.W. & Ulbrich, R. Two perspectives on a successful lab/industry technology transfer, article, February 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683102/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.