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Polytechnic to Business Project (P2B) a Case of Innovation and Knowledge Transference

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 1 ]


Teresa Paiva*   Pages 40 - 49 ( 10 )


Background: The theoretical background of this article is on the model developed of knowledge transfer between universities and the industry in order to access the best practices and adapt to the study case in question regarding the model of promoting and manage innovation within the universities that best contribute with solution and projects to the business field.

Objective: The development of a knowledge transfer model is the main goal of this article, supported in the best practices known and, also, to reflect in the main measurement definitions to evaluate the High Education Institution performance in this area.

Methods: The method for this article development is the case study method because it allows the fully understanding of the dynamics present within a single setting, and the subject examined to comprehend what is being done and what the dynamics mean. The case study does not have a data collection method, as it is a research that may rely on multiple sources of evidence and data which should be converged.

Results: Since it’s a case study this article present a fully description of the model proposed and implemented for the knowledge transfer process of the institution.

Conclusion: Still in a discussion phase, this article presents as conclusions some questions and difficulties that could be pointed out, as well as some good perspectives of performed activity developed.


Knowledge transfer, user-driven innovation, smart specialization strategy, P2B project, high education institution, HEI, industry partnership.


Unidade de Investigacao para o Desenvolvimento do Interior (Research Unit for Inland Development) of Instituto Politecnico da Guarda (Guarda Polytechnique Institute), Guarda

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