Commercialisation from complex research collaborations
|Coordinator||KTH HOLDING AKTIEBOLAG - KTH Holding AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 000 000|
|Project duration||March 2008 - December 2010|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project is to substantially increase the degree of commercialization from Results generated in research centres with complex compositions of participants. The objectives are: Improved models, methods and knowledge in commercialization from reserch environments of the abovementioned kind. Improved understanding among the center participants on the challenges and possibilities in the process of commercialization of Results. Creation of a norm for the handling of such Results at KTH Disseminating the gained knowledge, methods and tools among other universities in Sweden.
Results and expected effects
Short term, the most important impact of the project will be that KTH holding and corresponding organisations within Swedish universities making use of the results from this project, will get access to improved processes and tools to handle the Results generated in research projects combiming participants from both inside and outside academia. Longer term, we hope that the project will contribute to more positive attitudes among researchers to commercialization of their results. Moreover, that they will feel confident that their results will be handled by KTH holding in a professional manner and beneficially for all parties.
Approach and implementation
The project is divided into four main work packages: a) An investigation based on interviews with the different participants to map their driving forces and what they think is needed to accomplish a higher degree of commercialization. b) Benchmarking what other universities have accomplished with respect to commercialization from similar types of projects. c) Development of improved processes and tools for handling of Results. d) Implementation of the new tools and processes in two pilot cases, BiMaC Innovation and Sustainable Communications.