Identification of success and failure factors for technology transfer in biotechnology: case studies and surveys from Academic Sinica in Taiwan

Shih, Y., Liang, C. and Barnard, R. T. (2006) Identification of success and failure factors for technology transfer in biotechnology: case studies and surveys from Academic Sinica in Taiwan. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 5 1/2: 157-180. doi:10.1504/IJTTC.2006.008658

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Author Shih, Y.
Liang, C.
Barnard, R. T.
Title Identification of success and failure factors for technology transfer in biotechnology: case studies and surveys from Academic Sinica in Taiwan
Journal name International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-6075
Publication date 2006
DOI 10.1504/IJTTC.2006.008658
Volume 5
Issue 1/2
Start page 157
End page 180
Total pages 24
Place of publication UK
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
270899 Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
780106 Political science and public policy
Abstract Academia Sinica is the leading research institute in Taiwan founded in 1928. Its Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) was established in 1998. It made great efforts to dramatically turn around the technology transfer activity of Academia Sinica, especially in biotechnology. Academia Sinica has more than 80 cases of experience in biotechnology transfer with companies in Taiwanese industry in the past five years. The purpose of this study is to identify potential success and failure factors for biotechnology transfer in Taiwan. Eight cases were studied through in-depth interview. The results of the analysis were used to design two surveys to further investigate 81 cases (48 successful and 33 failure cases) of biotechnology transfer in Academia Sinica from 1999–2003. The results indicated that 10 of the 14 success factors were cited in more than 40% of the cases as contributing to the success of technology transfer. By contrast, only 5 out of 16 key factors were present in more than 30% of the failure cases.
Keyword Academic Sinica
Taiwan
Biotechnology
Technology transfer
success factors
failure factors
Q-Index Code C1

 
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