► Knowledge Transfer
- is the collaborative process that enables the knowledge generated in universities to be transmitted to a third party, so that this user can apply it to his/her own purposes in a socio-economic environment.
► Concepts of knowledge transfer, research and scientific communication
- Research is the process of generating new knowledge.
- Scientific communication is the transmission of knowledge to non-scientists.
In knowledge transfer: university researchers collaborate with the organisation that incorporates the research results into its activity, with a view to adapting these results for its own purposes.
In the scientific communication: any person or organisation can access and use the reported results.
► Knowledge Transfer is one of the missions of universities since the implementation of the amendment to the 2007 Organic Law of Universities. Thus, a clear legal framework is in place, and serves as the starting point to define the characteristics of knowledge transfer in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.
► What is the role of knowledge transfer in SSH?
- It is aimed at different actors in the socio-economic environment: the business network, civil society and public sector (Central and Regional Governments, Councils,Local Authorities, Public Companies ...).
- It promotes the quality of life of citizens, economic and social progress, and equitable and sustainable development.
- It has a support role in any process of implementing a new technology.
- It promotes exchanges between researchers and those who use the research results.
- It fulfils that stated by the Organic Law of Universities as a third mission of the university: the transfer of knowledge and technology to society.