The impact of technology transfer and knowledge spillover from Big Science: a literature review.

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Date: Aug. 2022
From: Technovation(Vol. 116)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishers
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 257 words

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Keywords Technology transfer; Knowledge transfer; Impact; Innovation; Spillover; Big science; Physics; Astronomy Highlights * Big Science is important from a scientific, economic, and social point of view. * Big Science has a positive impact on innovation. * Impact is generated through a variety of technology and knowledge transfer mechanisms as well as knowledge spillovers. * Big Science centres adopt open innovation tools to foster technology transfer. * Big Science produce long term impact, which should be better supported through appropriate policies and investments. Abstract Big Science aims to answer fundamental questions regarding our Universe and represents a great example of how science can lead to innovations that generate a positive impact. Big Science has a great deal of scientific, economic, and social relevance. The objective of this study is to better understand how Big Science impacts innovation through transfer mechanisms and spillovers. To accomplish this objective, this study utilizes a thematic approach to review and organize academic research on Big Science. The main themes emerging from the literature are: technology transfer means and mechanisms, procurement relationships with suppliers, collaboration with public and private sectors, IP strategy and policy, impact of large shared facilities and infrastructures, and entrepreneurship as a result of technology transfer and spillover. Finally, we identify directions for future research. Author Affiliation: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Institute of Management and Department EMbeDS/DEXRAI, Italy * Corresponding author. Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 56127, Pisa (IT), Italy. Article History: Received 3 April 2019; Revised 22 June 2020; Accepted 20 July 2020 Byline: Deepa Scarrà [deepa.scarra@santannapisa.it] (*), Andrea Piccaluga

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A710955462