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Table 1 Dimensions for understanding the characteristics of university technology transfer organizations

From: Towards a typology of university technology transfer organizations in China: evidences from Tsinghua University

Dimensions Descriptions
1. Centrality/autonomy Autonomy: the degree of power that a university technology transfer organization has to make decisions regarding univesity-industry technology transfer. UITT. Centrality: the level in decision-making: if it has to present their decisions for approval to higher levels, it is centralized, and vice versa.
2. Specialization The level of specialization refers to the performance of the tasks/activities: (1) valorization and IP services, (2) entrepreneurial support, (3) contract research with industry and research funding, (4) consulting.
3. Standardization The activities for whether a unit following a formal specific/fixed technology transfer procedure or not.
4. Exclusivity The dimension of exclusivity is used to determine if a university technology transfer organization’s services are for its host university only or its services are available to other organizations.
5. Professionalization Professionalization represents the staff’s certification obtainment as defined by the professional associations of the university industry technology transfer experts or their equivolent qualifications.
6. Funding It indicates the sources of funding supporting the operation of university technology transfer organizations
  1. Source: Adapted from Poglajen (2012)