Jensen, P.H., Palangkaraya, A. and Webster, E. (2009). A Guide to Metrics on Knowledge Transfer from Universities to Businesses and Industry in Australia, IPRIA Occasional Report No. 3/09.
This report serves as a guide to quantitative and qualitative metrics for measuring the extent of knowledge transfer (KT) from universities to businesses and industry in Australia. It is based on a framework recently proposed by UNICO’s and consists of broad set of metrics that cover different dimensions of knowledge transfer activities from Australian universities to industry.
There is robust evidence from other advanced countries that in university-industry relationships, formal collaboration through intellectual property rights commercialisation activities represents only the “tip of the iceberg” that is underpinned by less formal activities such as informal contacts, networking and university-industry mobility of researchers.