LUCIANA AKISSUE DE CAMARGO TEIXEIRA
Doctorate – How technology transfer offices of public research institutions can contribute for the innovation results of the State of Sao Paulo: a case study of the institutes of the direct administration of the state
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Guilherme Ary Plonski
Comission: Prof. Dr. Felipe Mendes Borini, Profª Drª Renata Giovinazzo Spers, Profª Drª Ana Lúcia Vitale Torkomian e Prof. Dr. Marcelo de Franco
Class: 217, FEA-5
Innovation is one of the most important phenomena in economics and business today. In this context research institutions are increasingly seen as a vehicle for technology transfer and a channel through which knowledge exchange becomes more effective. In Brazil, a major milestone towards innovation was the publication of the innovation law, in 2004. At the State of Sao Paulo, a similar law was published in 2008. One important benefit brought by these laws is the creation of the Technology Transfer Offices – TTO. This paper presents some recommendations to positively impact the innovation results of the State of São Paulo. Regarding the structure of the TTO: sharing the office, through a central office and units; hybrid or semi-centralized structure; using existing research support foundations to manage financial resources and the TTO activities. The main areas identified for the TTO are: intellectual property, technology transfer or partnership, and legal advice. Other recommendations of the author to booster the innovations results of the State of São Paulo are: existence of an Innovation Policy to the State of São Paulo; the scientific institutions must do the strategic planning of their institutions in order to guide the researches that will be conducted at the institution; definition of the objectives to be achieved with the research, and implementation of a strategic management for Research and Development activities; the TTO activities must be aligned with the strategic planning of the research institution; alignment and engagement of legal bodies; it is desirable that the State promote the approximation of public research institutes with private enterprises; and is essential the existence of funding for innovation projects.
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