10 Research and Innovation Technology Transfer

DOI: 10.1201/9781003212911-10

10.1 Introduction

Why reinvent the wheel when it can be transferred and adopted from existing wheeled applications? The concepts of project management can be very helpful in planning for the adoption and implementation of new industrial technology. Technology can easily be misused, if not properly controlled. Technology evolves for beneficial purposes, but its use can be misapplied, mistransferred, or misunderstood. Using appropriate transfer strategies can ensure that manufacturing technology can avoid pitfalls that lead to failure. Technology transfer is not just about the hardware components of the technology. It can involve a combination of several components, ...

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