Mastering the Fuzzy Front-end of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Processes – Part II: The Solution

May 13, 2019By Peter KeinzA post 2 Comments

In my last blog post, I had elaborated on what I think are the biggest challenges to successful KTT activities: the inventors’ technological perspective as well as their functional fixedness. Both of these phenomena clearly and substantially inhibit the identification and evaluation of new and promising, far-analogous application fields to existing technologies. But awareness of … Read More

Mastering the Fuzzy Front-end of Knowledge and Technology Transfer Processes – Part I: The Challenges

April 17, 2019By hightechventuresA post, by Peter Keinz No Comments

When Theodore Maiman invented the laser technology in May 1960, neither he himself, nor his supervisors and colleagues with Hughes Research Laboratories would recognize the huge potential of this invention. In fact, Maiman left his employer soon after his invention because they refused to further support his research: “The laser is a solution to a … Read More

STREAM Summer School: Educating the next generation of Science-Preneurs

June 27, 2017By hightechventuresA post, by Peter Keinz No Comments

  “Knowledge transfer is an inherent component of CERN’s mission and culture: it fuels scientific collaboration and great technological endeavors alike; it drives innovation, motivates future generations of scientists, and makes the general public aware of the impact of basic science on their lives.”    This quote can be found within CERN’s Knowledge Transfer Report … Read More