Knowledge transfer and industry innovation: the discovery of nanotechnology by South-West Sydney organisations

  title={Knowledge transfer and industry innovation: the discovery of nanotechnology by South-West Sydney organisations},
  author={Cristina Martinez-Fernandez and Kim Leevers},
  journal={Int. J. Technol. Manag.},
This paper presents an innovative initiative of a regional university stimulating the development of a knowledge hub around nanotechnology applications to businesses. The paper argues that the regional industry structure and competitiveness can be influenced by this type of university-industry partnership that initiate, share, facilitate and transfer new technologies and practices. At the same time the paper indicates the social and ethical impact of introducing radical new technologies. 

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