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
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