Technology Transfer

The ATTC Network Technology Transfer Model

What is Technology Transfer?

Technology transfer is a multidimensional process that intentionally promotes the use of an innovation.

Technology transfer process chart

Technology transfer begins during the development of a new technology, continues through its dissemination, and extends into its early implementation. This process requires multiple stakeholders and resources, and involves activities related to translation and adoption. Technology transfer is designed to accelerate the diffusion of an innovation.

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Technology Transfer in the Innovation Process

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Articles of Interest

Research to practice in addiction treatment: key terms and a field-driven model of technology transfer.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Technology Transfer Workgroup.
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2011 Sep;41(2):169-78. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.02.006. Epub 2011 Apr 5.

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Integrating substance use disorder and health care services in an era of health reform: Models, interventions, and implementation strategies.
Sacks, S., Gotham, H. J., Johnson, K., Padwa, H., Murphy, D., & Krom, L. (2016), American Journal of Medical Research, 3, 75-124.

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