2017 Annual Meeting of the Technology Transfer Society (T2S)
The theme of this year’s conference combines the recent interest in “smart growth” and “smart specialization” with the study and improvement of technology transfer policy and practice.
The literature on knowledge spillovers, industry agglomeration and clustering, and the returns from innovation contributed to the concept of “smart specialization” as a strategy for converting investments in science and technology at the regional and national levels into economic growth (Foray, David, and Hall, 2009). This and other approaches in technology-based economic development require coordination and collaboration among government, academia, industry, and civil society institutions—the elements of the Quadruple Helix for innovation (Carayannis and Campbell, 2009).
This conference explores all aspects of the study of technology transfer and commercialization within the context of the Quadruple Helix and Quintuple Helix models of innovation dynamics in society.