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

  title={Prospects for the Defence Diversification Agency: Technology transfer and the UK defence research establishments},
  author={Graham Spinardi},
  journal={Science and Public Policy},
  • 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… 
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