Incentives in university technology transfers

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There are two main ways in which the knowledge created in universities has been transferred to firms: licensing agreements and the creation of spin-offs. In this paper, we describe the main steps in the transfer of university innovations, the main incentive issues that appear in this process, and the contractual solutions proposed to address them. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • Asymmetric information
  • Licensing agreements
  • Spin-offs


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