Identifying and ranking the industry and technology considerations affecting transfer of high technologies at various Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MSc., Entrepreneurship- New Business, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran

2 PhD Candidate, Strategic Management, Supreme National Defense University, Tehran, Iran


 The current research aims to study the industrial and technological concerns within transfer process of high-tech regarding the technology readiness levels (TRLs). The importance of the subject is emphasized because different TRLs have special considerations and the risks of high-tech transfer can be reduced considering them. The main goal of this study is to identify and rank the industrial and technological concerns in transfer of high-tech at various levels of technology readiness. The study is applied-type and the data were collected using mixed method. Research findings show that 32 elements as seven aspects of industry and technology considerations influence the transfer of high-techs. The influence of these factors varies at various TRLs, such that as we move toward higher readiness levels (1 to 9), the influence of industry considerations is more than that of technology considerations. It is highly recommended for companies active in the field of high-techs transfer to take into account industry and technology considerations and their influences on different TRLs.



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