Commercialising university research: Thoughts on the challenges based on experience gained in the field of ceramic processing in the UK

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Abstract

Transferring technology from University to industry is rarely a simple matter and there are many challenges that need to be overcome. This paper outlines some of the lessons learnt, both positive and negative, during a UK-based career spanning 3 decades in the field of ceramic processing that has seen several different technologies transferred into industry, via both spin out and licensing routes - and a number of other technologies fail to be transferred. The paper will also outline how properly designed Government funding schemes can be of tremendous assistance in the process of crossing the so-called 'Valley of Death'.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials VII
EditorsTatsuki Ohji, Mrityunjay Singh, Soshu Kirihara, Sujanto Widjaja
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013
EventAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials VII - 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2013 - Daytona Beach, FL, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jan 20131 Feb 2013

Publication series

NameCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6339

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Processing and Manufacturing Technologies for Structural and Multifunctional Materials VII - 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, ICACC 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDaytona Beach, FL
Period27/01/131/02/13

Keywords

  • ceramic processing, transferring technology, ceramic foams, nanostructured zirconia components, licensing technology