Knowledge Transfer

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Knowledge Transfer can be defined as all those activities focused on sharing skills, knowledge, technologies, and facilities among industries, universities, governments, and other institutions. This in turn, facilitates scientific and technological developments, which are widely accessible, thus enabling further development and exploitation of the technology. The goal of this learning module is to introduce scientists and researchers to some of the important foundations of knowledge and technology transfer. After completing this e-learning course, the learner should be able to understand how to: protect technical invention; exploit it; and bring it to market. This course consists of 7 chapters: Technology Scouting; Technology and Market Assessment; IP Protection & Management; IP Promotion; Negotiation; Commercialisation and Market.

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An organization has a body of knowledge that comes from its history and operations. Knowledge management is the process of creating that knowledge and then sharing and using it through a cohesive system. A knowledge management system ensures that an organization's knowledge base is never compromised by turnover, loss, or continued evolution of the organization itself. A knowledge management strategy informs decision-making for the entire organization. It's vital that the knowledge assets remain protected and more importantly, consistent as the company moves forward. Knowledge base is so valuable that huge companies now have resources and teams dedicated to this concept. Knowledge management efforts began in the form of things like apprenticeships, professional training, and mentorship. With computers, a body of knowledge can be systemized so that intellectual capital is always protected. Information systems have made knowledge transfer even easier as companies delve into large bodies of data.

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Welcome to Idea 2 IMPACT: Translating Assistive Health Technologies and Other Products, where you'll learn how to translate scientific research to innovations that benefit humankind. idea 2 IMPACT (i2I) is an online, 6-week course that will guide you step by step through the experience of developing an innovative and entrepreneurial idea in assistive technology (AT), biomedical technology, and other types of technologies. The course is for academic research scientists, early-stage entrepreneurs, clinicians, and practitioner-researchers (rehabilitation engineers, OTs, PTs, MDs, PhDs, fellows, medical or other graduate-level students, undergraduates, faculty, and post-docs) who are new to entrepreneurship, and interested in translating research into practical applications to get their product or ideas to the intended audience. Each week, you will focus on a stage of the translational process to identify a problem, analyze stakeholders, define a solution, describe its benefits, research the competition, articulate differentiators and create an action plan.