A classroom lecture on Transfer of Technology.I have delivered a lecture on this topic in a defence R&D lab to its scientists under CEP Programme. I am thankful to the director of that lab for giving me a chance. I dedicate this lecture to my PhD guide, Prof.N.Krishna Murty. With this small introduction, I start my lecture.
Technology is a process of conversion of inputs to the desired output. This is the route to be followed to convert the inputs to outputs by using various processes may be physical or chemical. Generally, the processes will be developed in research and development laboratories. Once this is done these developers will transfer the process to the manufacturer. This process of transfer from developer to the manufacturer is called transfer of technology. These technology developers will be the universities, public funded research institutes and technology centres.
There will be three types of technologies 1. Innovative Technology, 2.Emerging technology and 3. Established technology.
The important steps in this transfer of technology are
1. Development of Technology: This will be carried out by a team of scientist from the developing laboratory
2. Finalising the technology receiver and memorandum of understanding: The marketing department of the developing agency will negotiate with various organisations who are interested in converting the technology to manufacturing scale and finalising a price for that. Once the price is finalised a memorandum of understanding will be made and signed by both the parties
3. Making of Teams from developer and receiver: the developer will make a team who will visit the manufacturer's premises and interact with them. Similarly, a team will be made from the receiver also who will interact with the developer's team and absorb the technology. For a successful transfer of technology, cooperation between these two teams is essential
4. Conducting the trials in the receiver's premises: The above teams will conduct the trials at a smaller scale and test the final product for its adherence to the prescribed quality.
5. Scaling up and handover the plant: Once the quality is achieved the process will be upscaled to get the desired output.
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