Growing enterprises through a technology upgrading strategy (GET-Up) - An alternative mode of technology transfer

C. C. Hang, P. K. Wong, Y. P. Ho, Y. Ruan

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Abstract

This paper outlines a scheme that uses public research institutes to assist the technology upgrading of small and medium enterprises. Instead of traditional technology transfer, this scheme utilizes skills and human resource transfer, supplemented by a practical technology road mapping program, provision of technical advisors when needed and also joint R&D in selected firms. We propose that GET-Up represents a new integrated approach to technology transfer which additionally maximizes the industrial impact of public sector research. Findings from surveys and selected case studies show that the scheme has had positive impact on the technological capabilities, innovation performance and growth aspirations of participating companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMIT 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479955299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2014 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 Sep 201425 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameICMIT 2014 - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT 2014
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period23/09/1425/09/14

Keywords

  • Public Research Institutes (PRIs)
  • Small and Medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology upgrading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science (all)

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