Here, Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary tech transfer which dramatically impacted scientific progress, many of which were developed at CERN.
In addition, separate sections of How Knowledge Transfer Changed Biology, Medicine and Health Care deal with how tech transfer is managed and the economic aspects. While each chapter has been drafted by an expert in the field, the editor has carefully re-written the whole book, ensuring easy reading in a homogenous style.
A must-have for policy makers, technology companies, investors, strategic planners in research and technology, as well as attractive reading for the research community.
Foreword (Rolf-Dieter Heuer)
Introduction (Sergio Bertolucci)
PART I: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN AN ORGANISATION
Knowledge Management and Technology Transfer in an Organization (Beatrice Bressan, Daan Boom)
PART II: EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Section 1: Medical Applications
Particle Beams for Cancer (Ugo Amaldi)
Detection and Imaging (David Townsend)
Micro Fabricated Sensors (Cinzia Da Via)
Section 2: Impact on Life Sciences
Omics: Technologies and Translations (Martin Kussmann)
Technology Fallout in Bioinformatics (Paolo Zanella)
Understanding the Brain: Organizational and Scientific Challenges (Henry Markram)
Section 3: Towards Early Diagnostics
Online Environments for Care in Neurodegenerative Diseases (Giovanni Frisoni)
Data Management Challenges in Paediatric Information Systems (Richard McClatchey)
Health Surveillance (David Manset)
PART III: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Innovation and Big Data (Edwin Morley-Fletcher, Beatrice Bressan)
Universities and Corporations: the Case of Switzerland (Spyros Avartinis, Martin Woerter)
Conclusion (Marilena Streit-Bianchi)
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Beatrice Bressan is a science and technology writer and an expert consultant for companies and associations. After a degree in Mathematical Physics (La Sapienza University, Rome) and a Master in Science Communication (ISAS, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste), Italy, she obtained a PhD and carried out a postdoctoral study in Knowledge Management and Technology Transfer for the Department of Physical Sciences of Helsinki University, Finland, within the research programmes of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. She has worked as Technology Transfer Promotion Officer at CERN and as Scientific Journalist for EMI, the European Middleware Initiative at INFN (the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics) and for ENEL (the Italian National Electricity Entity). Her managerial positions include: Responsible for the TOTEM experiment Outreach (CERN); Head of Communications (SIB, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics); Communications Manager (Physics Department, Geneva University); Communications Director (MaatG Cloud Computing Company), Switzerland, and Chief Business Development Officer (gnúbila Software Development Company), France. She is member of EUSJA (European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations) and has extensive experience in project management, business development, media publishing, public relations, mediation and negotiation. She is author and editor in a wide range of subject areas, among her publications: A History of International Research Networking (Wiley, 2010), Knowledge Management in an International Research Centre (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011).