Universities perform different technology transfer activities to fulfil their ‘third mission’ of contribution to economic development. We analyse these with an explorative quantitative survey interpreting the results with scientific literature. We find the following university technology transfer activities: research commercialization, entrepreneurship education, creation of an entrepreneurial climate, support to technology development, start-up creation and growth, and academic engagement. We investigate the heterogeneity in the accomplishment of these activities with a quantitative survey undertaken within a Task Force on Innovation of the association of universities Cesaer and we find three main models of university technology transfer. A first one with a mature model, a second one with an incomplete model, and a third one with a developing model with a central, secondary and quasicentral role in the ecosystem where they reside respectively.
Keywords: Universities Technology Transfer Activities, Models of University Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurial University
Alessandra Colombelli, Elettra D’Amico, Emilio Paolucci, Riccardo Ricci, Activities and models of university technology transfer in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2018, pp. 10-27, DOI:10.3280/ES2018-003002