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Technological Cooperation Network In Biotechnology Analysis Of Patents With Brazil As The Priority Country, Cristiano Goncalves Pereira, Rodrigo Ribeiro Da Silva, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Geciane Silveira Porto Jan 2019

Technological Cooperation Network In Biotechnology Analysis Of Patents With Brazil As The Priority Country, Cristiano Goncalves Pereira, Rodrigo Ribeiro Da Silva, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Geciane Silveira Porto

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Purpose – The establishment of partnerships between companies, government and universities aims to enhance innovation and the technological development of institutions. The biotechnology sector has grown in recent years mainly driven by its cooperative business model. Compared to other countries, this sector is slowly advancing in Brazil, with delays in science, technology and innovation, especially in the private sector. This paper aims to examine, through social network analysis, the collaborative networks between institutions that filed patents in biotechnology – medicinal preparations from plants – whose inventions had Brazil as the priority country. Design/methodology/approach – The study of technological cooperation using patent documents ...


A Preliminary Strategic Framework For Enhancing The Sustainability Of International Technology Transfer: The Case Of Libya, Rafaa Ibrahim Khalifa, Maoloud Dabab, Husam Barham Jan 2019

A Preliminary Strategic Framework For Enhancing The Sustainability Of International Technology Transfer: The Case Of Libya, Rafaa Ibrahim Khalifa, Maoloud Dabab, Husam Barham

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

International Technology Transfer (ITT) has played a crucial role not only in the industrial growth of developing countries but also in enhancing the competitiveness of their enterprises in the global market. Libya is a North African country that is currently shifting from a strictly petroleum/mineral based economy to a broad-based economy competing with distinct advantages through selecting, planning, and adopting the right technology for the domestic market. This significant transition requires strategic access to global technology transfer. In this paper, a preliminary strategic framework is designed to enhance the sustainability of the ITT process from international donators to the ...


Benchmarking And Evaluating The Efficiency Of Mass Transit Systems Based On Best Practice Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Jacqueline Nayame, Maoloud Dabab, Timothy Anderson Jan 2019

Benchmarking And Evaluating The Efficiency Of Mass Transit Systems Based On Best Practice Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Jacqueline Nayame, Maoloud Dabab, Timothy Anderson

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Public transit systems in the USA have been faced with mounting pressure to decrease their operating costs while at the same time expected to increase ridership and meeting multiple societal needs. The primary objective of this study is to measure the efficiencies of mass transit agencies based on best practice in the US, identify the influencing factors leading to their efficiencies, and how these strategies and policies can be used improve inefficiency in transit agencies. Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method, the study analyzed the mass performance of 334 transit agencies across the US using data from the national transit ...


Cybersecurity Planning For Artificial Intelligent Systems In Space, Gary Langford, Lucas Beaulieu, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Teah Heidorn, Chris Chase Jan 2019

Cybersecurity Planning For Artificial Intelligent Systems In Space, Gary Langford, Lucas Beaulieu, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Teah Heidorn, Chris Chase

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

CubeSats continue to proliferate and are an excellent low-cost method of remote sensing. A key piece of intelligent systems is sensory input, data storage, and data communications. With the continued miniaturization of technology, CubeSats will increase their sensory inputs with future miniaturization and enhance their robustness for autonomous operations if data and communications are secure. These futures inspire an intelligent system solution to on-orbit communications. This paper explores a dual-microprocessor approach to improve hardware cybersecurity of intelligent systems, with a view toward intensional intelligence as a means of adjudicating access to sensitive data onboard the CubeSat. With enhanced cybersecurity, Artificial ...


Capital Efficiency For Development Stage Biotech-Based Firms: An Ipo Perspective, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan Jan 2019

Capital Efficiency For Development Stage Biotech-Based Firms: An Ipo Perspective, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Access to multiple tranches of capital is critical for predominantly no revenue development stage biotech firms. While financing needs are monotonically increasing over multiple years in the product development approval cycle, the market for high risk, milestone driven biotech investment is significantly more volatile than the financial markets as a whole. In this paper, we analyzed the role and relative importance of global biotech IPOs, as well as other sources of capital such as strategic alliances, for research and development funding. We also explored and assessed the degree of mismatch between the access to capital, operational efficiencies, and how firms ...


Planning For Change In The Electric Power Industry: A Primer For Transactive Energy Scenario Development, Joshua Binus Jan 2019

Planning For Change In The Electric Power Industry: A Primer For Transactive Energy Scenario Development, Joshua Binus

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

The electric power industry and its associated infrastructures (a.k.a. "the grid") are evolving from centrally planned, organized, and operated networks of players, technologies, and resources to systems of systems that are increasingly digitized and distributed in their operation and innovative capacity. Subsequently, strategic planners and technology managers associated with the electric power industry are faced with a range of scenarios to evaluate, including one that considers the emergence of commercialized transactive energy systems in the coming ten-year time horizon. The crafting of a transactive energy scenario can help inform technology innovation and management efforts that benefit consumers, electricity ...