Successful Technology Commercialization – Yes or No? Improving the Odds. The Quick Look Methodology and Process

This article explores the relationships which transform new scientific knowledge into new commercial products, services, and ventures to create wealth creation.  The major technology and marketing commercialization dilemmas are defined and addressed.  The Quicklook methodology and related processes to quickly assess the commercial viability and potential of a scientific research project is explained.   Using the Quicklook methodology and process early in the research and development process improves the success odds of commercialization.

Professor William Bradley “Brad” Zehner II, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA – is an Associate Professor of Management and a Global Teaching Fellow.  He is also a Czytaj więcej »

Success factors and limitations of efficient internal communication

The article covers the key issues of internal communication within an organization. It highlights the benefits of implementation of transparent communication principles for a company. It identifies objectives and presents selected communication tools. In the article, also guidelines for carrying out research in the context of development of an internal communication strategy can be found. Selected research areas of the process of planning and implementation of strategic assumptions have been presented. Factors limiting effective implementation of an internal communication strategy have been discussed.

Dariusz Tworzydło, Ph.D. – Chairman of the Institute for Information Society Development, Poland, and Chief Executive Officer Czytaj więcej »

Popularization of science as a marketing tool exemplified by “Paths of Copernicus” – a programme funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

This article concerns the project Mine Surfers (2013-2014) carried out by the EMAG Institute of Innovative Technologies within a programme funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The authors present the positive marketing effects resulting from the project. In the case study, they describe the project against the backdrop of activities undertaken by other project teams. As well as the issues related to the execution of the project as such, focus was also placed on operations aiming for project promotion as well as popularising research and educational activities. Finally, the results of media monitoring with respect to the … Czytaj więcej »

Scientific and research institutions’ utilization of Internet tools for marketing research

The predecessor of the online survey, which is the subject of this work, is the e-mail questionnaire. E-mail questionnaires are included in the content or the attachment to an e-mail. Its main disadvantage is the fact that the content of the message can be displayed in varied ways depending, among others, on the kind of e-mail program used by the respondent. Moreover, the respondent has to save the message on his own hard drive and later send it back to the address provided in the invitation to the survey. In practice what is required from the respondent exceeds his willingness … Czytaj więcej »

The significance of marketing for the development of research and development institutions

The contemporary market is subject to continuous, dynamic development and change. To a large extent, it is formed by the processes of globalization which naturally boost competition between companies, institutes and universities, forcing them to apply marketing management to their activities. The goal of such action is not only to attract attention or exist on the market, but also to facilitate commercial activity, building strong relations with clients and as a consequence, achieving success. Growth of competitiveness of services on the market has made marketing into an indicator which to a large extent determines the success or failure of both … Czytaj więcej »

Scientific institution’s ways of communicating with the environment

The Internet has given its users ways for fast and inexpensive publication of information, dissemination of their creativity, experiences and thoughts.Blogs have become one of the forms particularly popular over the recent years.Impact of blogs on the audience has turned out to be so significant that they quickly have begun to be used as a marketing tool, both in the area of public relations as well as advertising.  By definition, blog imposes a significant simplification on the message conveyed, both in terms of content and language, making them more legible, comprehensible and interesting for each recipient.This makes this form of … Czytaj więcej »

Research and services provision on the world research market

It is necessary to create new knowledge for the development of the economy. The source of new knowledge are research: basic, applied and industrial, which complement each other to form one whole. Each of these research has other sources of financing and other purposes. Due to the large influx of foreign technology to Poland industrial research is not growing as we would expect. To balance this deficiency the Research Institutes may provide services on the world market. It would be advisable to seek the provision of services on the global research market so that it could became a Polish smart … Czytaj więcej »

The influence of economic crisis on directions of estructuring of marketing in research institutes

On the eve of the third millennium the Polish economy is more and more subject to worldwide trends of globalization, which in a special way influences the scope and intensiveness of changes implemented in Research Institutes. It is accompanied by another more and more intensively transferred internationally and generally observed economic crisis, whose negative impulses cause the economic growth to slow down. The key determinant of the development of Research Institutes in the modern global economy is a skill to react on changes and a necessity to take restructuring actions within this range of marketing. Problems of a progressive global … Czytaj więcej »