Model technology platform for cooperation of research centres with the business sector

- Marzena Walasik, M.Sc.

One of the ways of facilitating communication between the research and scientific sector and the business sector is to establish network forms of cooperation. Network is understood as a long-term relationship between partners connected through ventures which define the scope of their cooperation. International experience shows that network forms of cooperation are beneficial both for science and business: they intensify the processes of commercialization; level out negative phenomena on the labour market; and boost company competitiveness. Around the world the share of companies declaring that they cooperate with scientists amounts to 75-80%. In Poland the scale of cooperation between these spheres is 30% lower. In order to boost the cooperation of the science sector with enterprises the Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute in Radom has initiated the establishment of a model technology platform which is the effect of research and development work on advanced material technologies, modern mechatronics, IT, control and steering systems, technical and ecological safety support systems, and research and testing equipment. Product and process solutions disseminated under the technology platform umbrella are the result of implementation of the Strategic Program titled „Innovative systems for technical support for sustainable development of the economy” and other development work and research projects. The main aim of this paper is to present good practices in the area of measures taken within the technology platform and presenting the ways and effects of cooperation of Institute for Sustinable Technologies – National Research Institute in Radom (ITeE-PIB) with the industry.

Marzena Walasik, M.Sc. – is an employee of the Institute for Sustainable Technologies – National Research Institute in Radom, where she works as Plenipotentiary of the Commercialization Director. She deals with systemic organization of promotional and marketing activities, as well as with operative organization of the technology platform. The author has been an academic lecturer for many years. She achieved a diploma in economic sciences. She also completed post-graduate courses in, among others, accounting and audit and took part in an MBA course. The author is interested predominantly in the issues associated with transfer of knowledge and commercialization of scientific research results in economic practice.

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Article published in Transactions of the Institute of Aviation No 227/2012
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