Bridging the gap between research institutions and commercial multipliers of climate services
To further promote operational climate services and scale-up their societal use, GERICS has analysed in a project called “Bridging the Gap”, how climate services can be transferred from research institutions to commercial providers. The process behind this transfer is commonly referred to as technology transfer (Bräutigam & Gerybadze 2011). Successful technology transfer enables research institutions to increase the societal influence of their own research and to actively transfer the developed prototypes to operational providers and, thus, multiply them.
Julius Pröll (GERICS) outlines in this article, released in the online magazine "Open Access Government", why bridging the gap between research institutions and commercial multipliers of climate services is highly relevant and important.
"Open Access Government" Article (September 19, 2019)