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Title: Roles for the technology transfer intermediary
Author: Joseph P Lane
Published: 1997
Publication: Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AATE) Conference: Thessaloniki, Greece

Entrepreneurial innovation and technology advancements continually offer opportunities for developing or improving products. The field of assistive technology benefits from such innovations and advancements. However, the market characteristics constrain access to these opportunities. Some programs in the U.S. and Europe function as technology transfer intermediaries. These intermediaries help to overcome the marketplace constraints by performing many roles. The paper describes the various roles for intermediary programs, using examples from one program in particular.

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