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Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer

Fostering Innovation for the Benefit of Society

Editors: Hishida, Koichi (Ed.)

  • Written from the point of view of technology licensing organizations, researchers, entrepreneurs, and others from around the world
  • Presents representative, concrete instances of activities of technology transfer and industry–university cooperation from the U.S., Europe, and Asia
  • Serves as a basic guideline for technology transfer activities ​
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Universities and research institutes are increasingly expected to contribute to society by creating innovation from the returns of their research results and the establishment of new technologies. Toward that goal, Keio University in Japan held an international symposium titled “Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer: Fostering Innovation for the Benefit of Society.” From that symposium the following contents are included in the present volume: 1) A showcase of ideas and case studies to promote future creation of innovation by universities and research institutes worldwide, including information on the R&D value chain, licensing, income generation, start-ups and mechanisms to encourage entrepreneurship, and the changing role of universities in fostering innovation. 2) Introduction of active research projects that aim to productize successful research results on an international level. For example, the book includes results of research on stem cell technologies and regenerative medicine as well as the realization and application of polymer photonics and the development of the core technology of polymer photonics. 3) Case studies from the U.K. in developing industry–academia collaboration with various business partners ranging from start-ups and spinout companies to large enterprises. 4) Reports of the achievements of the technological transfer activities at Keio University supported by the 5-year public fund, with suggestions for future prospects.

About the authors

Koichi Hishida received M.S. (1978) and PhD (1982) degrees in the department of Mechanical engineering from Keio University where he specialized in experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer. He has researched on heat transfer enhancement in mist flow and turbulent structure in dispersed two-phase flow, and developed dynamic flow measurements based on Laser techniques such as Laser Doppler Velocimetry with particle sizing and Particle Image Velcimetry combined with Laser Induced Fluorescence and infrared shadow techniques. He is currently Professor (1997) in the Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University. His current research includes experiments on turbulent modification of two-phase flow (particle laden and bubble flows), heat transfer controlling, development of laser based instrumentation for micro-nano scale flow measurements. He is now associate editor of Experiments in Fluid, and advisory board member of Measurement Science and Technology (IOP), Fluid Dynamic Research, and organizing committee member of several international conferences such as Application of Laser Technique to Fluid Mechanics, Turbulent Shear Flow and Phenomena, ICMF, and so forth. He was elected to a Fellow of the Institute of Physics as a chartered physicist (CPhys FinstP) in 1999. He has published more than 150 articles in major international journals.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Technology Transfer from Keio University: Development of Professionals Fostering Innovation over the Past Decade

    Hatori, Kenichi (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Does Technology Transfer from Universities to Industry Contribute to Innovation?

    Yamamoto, Takafumi

    Pages 15-22

  • Commercializing Promising but Dormant Japanese Industry–University Joint Discoveries via Independent, Venture Capital Funded Spin-Offs

    Kneller, Robert

    Pages 23-33

  • Realization of Photonics Polymer Technologies in the FIRST Program

    Koike, Yasuhiro

    Pages 35-44

  • Translational Medicine of Stem Cells: Central Nervous System Regeneration and Modeling Neurological Diseases

    Okano, Hideyuki

    Pages 45-57

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fulfilling the Promise of Technology Transfer
Book Subtitle
Fostering Innovation for the Benefit of Society
Editors
  • Koichi Hishida
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54306-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54306-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54305-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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