The effectiveness of knowledge transfer mechanisms in the spanish universities: The case of academic spin off. Fashion or need?

Entrepreneurship at universities involves a number of different means to carry out knowledge transfer towards industry and society. This means require the design and implementation of adequate technology transfer policies and incentives systems. If these policies are to be successful, its design has to take into account local contextual factors. We focus on technology transfer and academic spin-off in the context of Spanish universities. While Spanish university system is rather successful in scientific production, technology transfer to industry manifests room for improvement.

Santidad femenina, curación milagrosa y religiosidad popular en la Valencia Moderna: La Beata Inés de Benigànim

Este trabajo de investigación aborda el estudio del personaje de la Beata Inés de Benigànim, monja agustina valenciana del siglo XVII, para comprender importantes fenómenos sociales, culturales y religiosos del periodo moderno. El objetivo es combinar las perspectivas y metodologías proporcionadas por la historia de las mujeres y del género, la historia de la medicina y la de la religiosidad.

Green Innovation: an empirical analysis of technology, skills and policy

The foreseeable outcomes of the transition towards low-carbon economies are multiple and affect in different ways policy-makers, world regions, firms and consumers. It has long been acknowledged that at the core of this transition stand environmental innovations which are developed to enhance the long-term sustainability of economic growth.

How can we best capture universities’ knowledge exchange activities?

Universities interactions with industry and the broader society have gained prominence in the academic and policy discourse, and knowledge exchange (KE) activities of universities are increasingly supported via dedicated government funding, investment in infrastructure and incentives for academics and HEIs.This expanding KE agenda in policy and academia and recent announcements such as the introduction of the Knowledge Exchange Framework in the UK calls for a renewed discussion about what constitutes KE, what are adequate metric

The dilemma of societal alignment in responsible research and innovation

Around four decades ago, David Collingridge put forward a dilemma that has been widely adoptedamongst the technology assessment (TA), and later, responsible research and innovation (RRI) communities. The so-called Collingridge dilemma has permeated discussions on the governance of science, technology and innovation, enclosing an enormous challenge: that of anticipating their potential consequences and controlling emerging technologies.

Pathways of regional specialization in the Spanish wind energy sector

This study provides analytical evidence on the key governance mechanism of the development of wind energy sector in Spanish regionsover the period 1995-2012. It will focus on the extent to which research organizations, government and industry have engaged in a variety of regional pathways of industry emergence and reconversion. It will be shown that pathways of regional specialisation stem from the coordination of a wide mix of policy instruments and governance mechanisms.
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