Document Type : Research Paper


1 board member

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran


Technology transfer offices (TTOs) protect the intellectual property of a scientific organization such as university or research institute, and manage the current interactions in the process with the aim of creating value. Therefore, technology transfer from the university to industry is one of the most effective channels for technology transfer and development. In Iran, despite the studies done, it is clear that the main activities are neither well prioritized nor appropriately performed yet. In this paper, to achieve a suitable model for the main function of TTOs, first the literature of interactions and sharing between TTOs in universities are prepared and presented in order to understand and identify them. Then, by reviewing different TTOs’ models and interviewing the experts, the effective factors are classified; and by using experts’ survey, the dimensions and variables related to confirmatory factor analysis, the path analysis, and factor loading are analyzed using PLS software. Research findings show that the creation, development and commercialization of knowledge and intellectual assets, in direction of innovation, have more importance and impact on the model that fits the research purpose.


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