The effective management of industry/university research linkages has always been a challenge — for both partners. Moreover, a greater understanding is required for the role that these partners can play in developing strong linkages between them, particularly through mechanisms such as liaison offices and technology parks. This paper will examine the role of such mechanisms for the case of Greece. Basing on interviews with individuals in technology transfer process between academia and industry, it will examine the role and function of Academic Liaison Offices and Technology Transfer Units. Moreover, the development of effective strategies which is a matter for serious concern will be proposed in order to bridge the gap between them. Finally, the addressed model, such as a combined bridge linking both partners is to promote the liaison between the two and to overcome the traditional university structures which have not been designed for technology transfer purposes but for research and education only.
Bakouros, Y.L. and Samara, E.T. (2011), "“Academic Liaison Offices vs. Technology Transfer Units: Could they form a new joint mechanism towards the exploration of Academic/Research results?”", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 145-157. https://doi.org/10.1260/1757-222.214.171.124
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