Value generation from industry-science linkages in light of targeted open innovation
Purpose – This paper aims to provide a substantial overview of features and channels of knowledge and technology transfer in light of achieving impact from science and research.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is conceptual with substantial desk research undertaken. A taxonomy of transfer channels is proved and levels of impact from STI proposed.
Findings – It is found that there are different levels of value generated from science, technology and innovation, each featuring different stakeholders with different agendas and expectations. It is argued that to make knowledge and technology transfer impactful and sustainable, a long-term and holistic view and approach is required.
Originality/value – Against most papers about technology and knowledge transfer, this work presents an overarching overview of objects, channels and features of partners involved in transfer. It is features technology and knowledge transfer from a holistic perspective and provides useful background for future empiric studies and impact assessments.