TEK-Momentum is the Business Innovation and Technology Department in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Since its establishment in 2010 the Department has adopted an exploratory technology transfer, open business development and co-creation strategy that goes beyond traditional technology transfer activities. This is an emerging strategy that has been shaped for the last 5 years even before the formal establishment of TEKMomentum. It emerged out of multiple dialog-based interactions with small- and medium-sized companies by focusing on matching real life problems with potential problem solvers. The main priority of such strategy is maximizing the value of the potential contributions from the multiple stakeholders and not on the technology development issues per se. In this paper we will present an overview of TEK-Momentum's approach by using as case studies two recent successful projects. The first one focuses on the commercialization of an LED illumination system. The second one focuses on the commercialization of an optical ring resonator-based temperature sensor.

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Keywords Business co-creation, Exploratory technology transfer, Led based illumination, Optical ring resonator, Small and medium size companies (SME), Temperature sensor
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.926962
Conference Saratov Fall Meeting 2011: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XIII
Citation
Erland Østergaard, J. (J.), Tanev, S, Bue Andersen, T. (T.), & Bozhevolnyi, S.I. (S. I.). (2012). Photonics technology and University-driven business co-creation. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. doi:10.1117/12.926962