Technology transfer is the movement of knowledge and discoveries
to the public. It can occur through publications, students entering the
workforce, exchanges at conferences, and relationships with industry. From an institutional
perspective, technology transfer refers to the formal licensing of technology
to third parties, under the guidance of professionals employed by universities,
research institutes, and businesses, within specialist departments focused on
mission of Research Strategy and Impact Management (RSIM) is to capture the
advances, discoveries and inventions assigned to or developed by Qatar
Foundation (QF), or developed through QF funding; and to transform them into
innovations (broadly-available inventions) that will enhance Qatar’s global
reputation, and attract investment and commercial opportunities with which to build
the nation’s sustainable and diversified economy.
role reflects the recognition that wealth creation in knowledge-based economies
comes from the generation of new ideas that disrupt traditional ways of doing
things and displace them with innovations that, when commercialized, enhance a
nation’s economic prosperity and social well-being.