Technology transfer means that new know-how, new technologies and innovations from research institutions are transferred to and integrated by commercial enterprises. This happens when for example Universities or Universities of Applied Sciences develop new and specific innovative solutions for enterprises and these enterprises integrate these new solutions into their daily business. By doing that, enterprises - and here especially SMEs - can raise their competitiveness through the enhancement of their innovation capacity. For the research institutions this means the implementation of new technologies and know-how in order to meet their costumers needs and the creation of viable products. This means both partners have to work in an area of conflict: to combine the competing interests between the scientific approach of experts and scientists on the one hand with the applicable and viable approach of entrepreneurs and their employees on the other hand. The project KBB-trans aimed at distributing the technology transfer training program also in other European partner countries. The carrying out of a professional and standardized technology transfer in all partner countries (namely in Hungary, Italy, Belgium, Germany and the UK) was thus be ensured through the common training of technology transfer trainers (train-the-trainer). In the project, an analysis of existing technology transfer trainings in all the participating countries was carried out, serving as a basis for the development of country specific training programs. In a next step, technology transfer experts were trained by responsible trainers, so that they will be able to carry out training programs for new technology transfer trainers in their own country.
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