Technology Transfer- IP

Manage and evaluate research findings, IP assets and agreements between research institutions and commercial partners to ensure that new scientific and technological developments are easily accessible to promote innovation, job creation and economic growth



Competency Area

Intellectual Property Administration


Comprehends the process of technology transfer and its relationship with IP

Understands the channels of transmission of technology (such as trade, FDI, licensing and joint ventures) and its relationship with IPR protection regimes in emerging economies

Understands technology transfer- related legislations, policies, guidelines, agreements and recognises the stages in technology transfer process

Describes the development frameworks relating Technology transfer, Intellectual Property and local development (such as WIPO Development Agenda 2007)

Documents issues and concerns at different stages of technology transfer processes

Documents the concerns regarding the appropriateness of direct or indirect technology transfers (such as extent of technology diffusion, skills and training ecosystem)

Documents methods to evaluate IP and technology transfer related agreements and regulations

Identifies potential issues in promotion and protection of local innovation in consultation with local partners

Assists in drafting terms and conditions of technology transfer agreements

Synthesises factors affecting low levels of investor confidence in terms of technology diffusion (such as lack of operating processes, unstable legal regimes)

Determines the business proposition and gaps in technology transfer activities

Prepares business cases for technology transfer activities

Reviews the objectives, outcomes and gaps of the organisation's technology transfer activities, policies and procedures

Reviews the research findings on the IP environment and sectors to assess implications on the organisation

Conducts due diligence checks on potential parties involved in technology transfer processes

Organises periodic discussion forum or confidence-building interventions to enable sharing of tradeable secrets and resources

Evaluates agreements and research developments

Evaluates technology transfer agreements against relevant IP and related regulations, policies and guidelines

Evaluates research developments in research institutions to identify the technology's intellectual property worth and prospective market

Encourages appropriate and effective IPR protection to ensure both sufficient knowledge diffusion and responsible sharing of sensitive data by firms

Prioritises the balance between economic profitability through IP protection and sustainable development concerns during technology transfer

Negotiates the terms and conditions of technology transfer agreements with key stakeholders