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Research, Development & Technology Transfer (RD&T2)
Manual of Procedures

Chapter 7 - Technology Transfer

7.4 SUMMARY

Technology transfer is more art than science. For it to be effective, a variety of activities or mechanisms need to be established. No one activity will reach all groups of potential users. Progressive individuals may be willing to attend workshops or read technical publications while others may require a short informative announcement that piques their interest. Even then, differences in educational backgrounds, interests, motivation, and goals may require totally different presentations of the same information.

As a research project develops and is completed, it is ODOT's desire to present the findings in a user friendly format and to distribute them to as wide an audience of potential users as practical. If everyone is aware of this goal from the time the proposal is being reviewed and it is discussed throughout the life of each project, this should be relatively easy to accomplish.