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Number of collaborations.

The second question explored the nature of the academics’ involvement in the identified collaborations. This tested whether they saw their involvement as being:

  • Basic Research, where by pure basic research is research carried out for the advancement of knowledge, without working for long-term economic or social benefits and with no positive efforts being made to apply the results to practical problems or to transfer the results to sectors responsible for its application. (OECD, 1993).
  • Applied Research, whereby applied research is original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarily towards a specific practical aim or objective, (OECD, 1993).
  • Commercial, where their work is related to developing a product or process.

The results shown in [link] , show that while a greater proportion of Commercial Research is undertaken by the Control cohort, when combined with Applied Research the proportion is greater for the TX/UK cohort.

Nature of involvement of the cohort.

Nature of interest

Both groups were asked about the nature of their interest in the collaboration ( [link] ): this being to explore the specific aspiration in terms of outcome of the collaborations. The general trend across both cohorts is a slight decrease in Commercial and Applied Research outcomes. Compared with [link] it can be seen while there is increased interest in Basic Research outcomes within the TX/UK cohort, this is accompanied by a decrease in interest amongst the Control cohort for commercial outcomes.

Nature of interest by cohort.

What has this led to?

The outputs of academic research were also explored. The most startling of the findings was when the two groups were asked what has their collaborations led to in terms of output. Considering equal numbers of participants in both cohorts, the TX/UK cohort delivered 48% more outputs from their collaborations than the Control group (see [link] ). This rather crude measure gives equal value to both academic and commercial outputs. However, within the overall findings this trend remains for almost every individual type of output.

What has this lead to: key performance indicators (KPIs).

Measurement of impact

It can also be seen ( [link] ) that there is a high proportion of publications that are in process by both groups yet there was 44% more amongst the TX/UK Collaborative cohort than amongst the Control cohort.

While the outputs of publications is important to the RAE standing of the university and plays an important role in the amount of research funding the university would obtain after the exercise it is the more relevant economic key performance indicators (KPI’s) of the two research groups which are of interest within this study.

Within this study consultancy was able to be captured and although both groups engage in consultancy activities the TX/UK researchers are 60% more engaged in consultancy activities than the control research group, this could infer that those researchers within research collaborations networks have a greater opportunity to gain consultancy through the network.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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