Online Research and Technology Transfer Expertise Systems [B3]


There is an increasing number of developments in links between university research/expertise, and business and the wider community, through funding routes such as HEROBC. There is also a demand from regional agencies such as RDAs and BusinessLinks for systems and pathways that increase access to HEIs. At the European level there is the eContent initiative and CERIF Data Model.

This workshop will allow interested parties and birds of a feather to discuss developments in these areas and compare proposed solutions and best practice. It will be a highly interactive session that will take its lead from participants describing their local directory of expertise and its limitations. Issues that could be covered include – the rights and wrongs of linking systems; translation between academia and business; use of metadata; etc.