Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This book deals with breakthrough developments being applied in the world of IT, consumer electronics, aviation, and material sciences.
Additional sections of the book deal with knowledge management and technology transfer including their economic aspects. While each chapter has been drafted by an expert in the field, the editor has carefully edited the whole to ensure a coherent overall structure.
A must-have for policy makers, technology companies, investors, strategic planners in research and technology, as well as attractive reading for the research community.
PART I: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN AN ORGANIZATION
Knowledge Management: From Theory to Praxis
PART II: EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
WWW and More
Grid and Cloud
The \'Touch Screen\' Revolution
Solar Thermal Electricity Plants
Computers and Aviation
Antimatter Pushing Boundaries
Towards a Globally Focussed Earth Simulation Centre
Radiation Detection in Environment and Classrooms
Theory for Development
PART III: ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Innovation and Big Data
Universities and Corporations: The Case of Switzerland