Practical applications of open networks for innovation and technology transfer and how a sustainable organisation can be built to facilitate and encourage these processes

AbstractI believe that great opportunities could be exposed if we form better technology transfer mechanisms that more fluently and harmoniously exist within a predominantly networked society. For example, mechanisms such as open-source, open innovation, and crowd sourcing have begun to make traction as more modern generations emerge. Profitable organisations are the most likely to be highly effective in facilitating change - we need to figure out how to build organisations that can stimulate tech transfer which are also profitable and thus sustainable.


Each year, as more and more folks enter the workforce who grew up with the transparency, access, collaboration, openness, and level playing field of the Internet, we will see more and more workers rebel against the status quo.