THE ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE LOGISTICS IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING UNIVERSITY HIGH-GROWTH TECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES. THE CASE OF THE AGH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

1 KOWAL Dominik
Co-authors:
2 SZMAL Arkadiusz
Institutions:
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, EU
2 Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland, EU
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Hotel Tatra, Zakopane, Poland, EU, November 28th - 30th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
645-653
ISBN:
978-80-87294-76-5
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th October 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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Abstract

This paper is about knowledge logistics, the transfer of tangible and intellectual property, expertise, learning and skills between academia and the non-academic community. Innovations are essential for economic growth and development and are major determinants of long-term improvements in income and living standards. Innovation is one of the three elements of the Knowledge Triangle: education, research and innovation. The Knowledge Triangle aims to create an interaction between education, research and innovation thereby creating the conditions for increased relevance and utilization of the universities’ activities – the results of their research and developmental work.Today, no one can imagine building a competitive economy without focusing on the academic community, the achievements of its researchers and PhD students as a basic potential source of new knowledge.Technology transfer and the commercialization process provide a significant driving force for enhancing economic growth and societal well-being. The transfer of technology and the knowledge passed from academic institutions to businesses and the society in general can take place through various channels, such as education, publications, commissioned research, the flow of personnel, co-operation, licensing and the establishment of new business entities based on academic technology and knowledge, known as university spin-offs.Such spin-offs are one of the ways of implementing the latest scientific discoveries into industrial practice, and thus building an innovative economy. The goal of universities is to establish efficiently managed, continually developing spin-offs.The AGH University of Science and Technology is one of the best and most renowned modern Polish universities. The University is an important centre for the development and transfer of innovative technologies. The AGH UST is the leader among institutions submitting the largest number of inventions and utility models (confirmed by annual reports published by the Polish Patent Office).

Keywords: Knowledge logistic, Knowledge transfer, Innovation, Technology transfer, spin-off, University of technology, Academic entrepreneurship, Technology commercialization.

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