Full Title

INNO: Innovation Studies – The Internet and Technology Transfer

Call: INNO Studies-99-07

Project Duration: 3 Years (2000 -2003)

Short Summary

The main objective of this study is the evaluation of the Internet as a means for technology transfer and the formulation of improvement suggestions towards the European Commission and other EU Innovation policy makers in order to support potential donors and receivers in this field. Complementary objectives refer to the identification of all involved players and their role in the Internet technology transfer life cycle, the definition of their future role against the upcoming evolutions, the classification and evaluation of Internet features against other complementary networks and services, the identification of main sectors and technologies concerned and the definition of factors conducive to successful Internet based technology transfers towards the development of a best practice guide for developers, technology seekers and intermediaries (especially SMEs) and a utilization plan for the dissemination of Internet potential in the corresponding environment.