Exploring the relationship between university innovation intermediaries and patenting performance

Serdal Temel, Marina Dabić*, Ilker Murat Ar, Jeremy Howells, Mert Ali Mert, Rustem Baris Yesilay, Rustem Baris Yesilay

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This paper investigates the role of university intermediary organisations in entrepreneurially orientated universities, in terms of their patent performance based on a large-scale survey of such organisations in Turkey. The findings from 1236 responses indicate that intermediary organisations, regardless of their type, are crucial in increasing the patenting performance of universities, although this also had a regional dimension. The research also charts the organisational evolution of university innovation intermediaries in Turkey suggesting that the success of organisational forms in promoting industry-academic links and university research commercialisation will vary according to the wider institutional and socio-economic frameworks of the national and regional systems of innovation in which the universities are posited.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101665
Number of pages10
JournalTechnology in Society
Early online date10 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Patents
  • Technology transfer
  • Technology transfer office
  • Turkey
  • University innovation intermediaries
  • University-industry collaboration


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