How do public laboratories collaborate with industry? New survey evidence from France
AbstractThis paper uses a survey of 130 public laboratories in France to investigate collaborative activities of laboratories with industry. Our statistical analysis shows that knowledge and technology development and transfer occurs most frequently through collaborative and contract research, informal exchanges, conferences, and consortia. The main benefits from the perspective of laboratories are the tangible and intangible inputs received –funds, materials, research suggestions and data. The outputs of collaboration are most often theses and publications along with technological artefacts (new products & processes, software) while patents, licenses and copyrights are less frequent. Collaboration with industry leads laboratories to conduct research in a more timely and reliable way, as well as focused in more applied areas.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by IMRI (Institut pour le Management de la Recherche et de l'Innovation), Université Paris-Dauphine in its series Working Papers IMRI with number 0602.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
Date of revision: Apr 2006
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university-industry collaborations; knowledge and technology transfer; public-private research partnerships; economics of science; France;
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