Prospects for the Defence Diversification Agency: Technology transfer and the UK defence research establishments

@article{Spinardi2000ProspectsFT,
  title={Prospects for the Defence Diversification Agency: Technology transfer and the UK defence research establishments},
  author={Graham Spinardi},
  journal={Science and Public Policy},
  year={2000},
  volume={27},
  pages={123-135}
}
  • G. Spinardi
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Business
  • Science and Public Policy
Set up at the start of 1999, the UK Defence Diversification Agency (DDA) has technology transfer from defence to civil sectors as one of its main aims. This paper outlines the initial aims of the DDA and sets this in context by detailing previous attempts to foster such ‘spin-off’ in the UK. Although the DDA can learn from the shortcomings of these earlier efforts, there remain significant obstacles limiting the extent to which defence technology can be exploited in civil markets. Such… 
Defence and the decline of UK mechanical engineering: the case of Vickers at Barrow
This article asks whether the UK's defence technology base is a potential solution to industrial underachievement or whether it is perhaps at the heart of the problem. In the UK, firms seem often to
DEFENSE INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS AND PUBLIC POLICY
The role of defense in national innovation systems is highly topical, because of the complexity of defense systems and the desire to get value‐for‐money from R&D investment, especially through the
Can British defense firms diversify? The case of Nanoquest and the limits to dual-use theories
shown that a military firm can have success when diversifying into civilian markets, but that the process can be sabotaged by managerial interference. In the process, the article illustrates the
Historical and other studies of science, technology and medicine in the University of Edinburgh
  • John Henry
  • History
    Notes and Records of the Royal Society
  • 2008
Considering Edinburgh's prominence in the historical development of the sciences, it might be expected that the formal study of the history of science would appear as a significant feature in its