||In United States and other developed economies, technology transfer is a very important issue. The success of technology transfer is related with industrial upgrade and the development of economics. It is also a key mechanism to efficiently use those research achievements of universities to commercialize and transfer those valuable technologies.|
There are many research institutions and agricultural technology research organizations in Taiwan. Because the government support the research organizations continuously, Taiwan’s universities has many valuable research results. In the age valuable Intellectual Pattern Right, the formal intellectual property rights, including patents, technological transfer, and the technological licensing, are still little in Taiwan’s universities. So this research’s main idea is to find a ideal model of the technology licensing office based on the processes of technology commercialization and u.s universities’ experiences.
The method utilized for collecting data in this thesis was to interview with the experts, researchers and governmental officers to gather the primary information. The other was to gather the secondary information, including research papers, books, theses, and magazines from the On-line databases and libraries.
This thesis analyzes the technology transfer system and management policies based on five different points of view, i.e., the initial stage of technology development, the incubation of new technology, the resource attainment , demo of new technology, and the promotion.
The important result observed from the thesis is that the degree of commercialization of the research results is not enough. In addition, Taiwan’s technology transfer center just provide limited function. So, there are only few patents and royalties from technological transfer and low ratio of successful commercialization in Taiwan’s universities. Meanwhile, most technology transfer in Taiwan happened through informal channel. So, the effects on technology transfer centers are not so strong.
Three suggestions are drawn from the thesis:
(1). The IPR conception of researchers is not enough. Researchers should be encouraged to apply pattens and IPR to improve the quality and quantity of Taiwan’s intellectual property.
(2). The technology transfer center should clarify the value of the research results and play the role of connection between industry and research institutions.
(3). The regulations of IPR in Taiwan should be quickly updated to catch up the fast advancement of technologies.. Furthermore, the infrastructures of agriculture-related IPR management system should be built-up well.
keyword：technology transfer center、university technology transfer、Intellectual Patten Right、technology licensing、technology commercialization.