Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer

Technology Transfer can be a barrier or a pathway to moving safer tools and equipment to the market place and onto job sites. A CPWR-sponsored Construction Industry Technology Transfer Symposium found that researchers and other stakeholders needed more information on working with manufacturers and obtaining patents and licenses.

The final Symposium report, Best Practices for Health and Safety Technology Transfer in Construction, and recommendations led to the development of several resources to further researchers’ understanding and increase their capacity for technology transfer, including:

For more on CPWR’s technology transfer efforts see the background materials developed for the Symposium:

Technology Transfer Innovation and Successful Diffusion in the Construction Industry background paper
Symposium agenda
Summaries of case studies discussed
Speaker biographies