PATE-VA

Project Analysis of Technology Transfer – Exploitation Agent

Germany as a export-oriented nation was and will be holding a top place internationally in materials science sector and materials engineering sector. This cross-disciplinary and epoch-coining science is not only a guarantor for the development of new technical applications but also and before anything else for the prosperity of German society. It will be of overriding importance that Germany will yield for top class research results in the future and will transfer these results fast and efficiently into new technical applications.

This succeeds however only, if transfer of knowledge takes place systematically at the interface between basic research and application-driven research.

Unfortunately the transfer of knowledge is frequently non-systematic and characterized by coincidences. Consequently many potential innovations remain unrecognized and unexploited.