Since decades Technology transfer has been identified as an essential key to development. Many developed countries implemented a Technology Transfer model that answered their needs and proved to be of great value to their economic and social growth with a special impact on the local community.
In this regard, Technology transfer is nowadays viewed as a “transfer in” process by which developing countries seek to gain access to technical goods and know-how imported from the developed world in order to face many challenges, such as unemployment which is incontestably the main challenge facing ISESCO member states countries; food security inadequate social protection policies that exacerbate inequalities, etc..
Technology development and transfer systems helps develop early stage intellectual property into tools for direct use by the research community, or into bases for new platforms, products, or services to be made into products for public use. Successful collaborations are formed between researchers across different universities or industries in order to advance the knowledge in a particular field or to further develop a technology. These collaborations may result in licensing or sponsored research opportunities that benefit both partners. In addition, technology transfer ensures that the interests and rights of the university in the intellectual property are protected.
Within this framework ISESCO is encouraging its member states (as a majority hasn’t a clear strategy or sustainable model for technology transfer) to enhance national innovation system capacity through Technology transfer.
The main programs of ICPSR centre in transfer of Technology are:
- “Establishment of National Technology Transfer Office (NTTO) in Mauritania”, July 2016.
- “Establishment of National Technology Transfer Office (NTTO) in Jordan”, 2017.
- Workshop on Repair and Maintenance of Scientific Engineering Equipments in Universities, Research Institutions and Small Scale Industries”, August 21-25, 2017, Almaty/ Astana.