Technology transfer in South Africa: the road ahead

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.Mustapha, F.Khan, G.Ralphs
KEYWORDS: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-june-2017/technology-transfer-in-sa
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9868

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Abstract

The journey of a researcher or entrepreneur's good idea to a viable and scalable technology which can be commercialised can be helped along by a strong technology transfer office. Nazeem Mustapha, Firdous Khan and Gerard Ralphs reflect on how is South Africa faring when it comes to building this capacity within its publicly-financed research institutions. Technology transfer is big business in leading university towns around the world.