Technology transfer and commercialization of innovations at Canadian Universities


  • José Carlos Rodríguez Chávez Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Empresariales


Palabras clave:

technology transfer, innovation capabilities, science and technologypolicy


This paper analyzes university-industry technology transfer (UITT) and innovationcapabilities development at Canadian universities. In so doing, it discusses theCanadian experience in terms of science and technology policy and UITT. Somegovernmental initiatives both at federal and provincial levels are presented searchingto rank Canada among top countries in the world in terms of R&D and innovativeperformance. The Canadian case might be particularly interesting to analyze inrelation to UITT for several reasons. However, university spin-off creation hasbecome an important mechanism to transfer technology from universities to industrysince it has important impacts on economic value and job creation.

Biografía del autor/a

José Carlos Rodríguez Chávez, Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Empresariales

Profesor Investigador del Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Empresariales


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