Características da cooperação da Universidade Federal de São Carlos com a Sociedade no período de 2008 a 2012
Villela, Tatiane da Cunha
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The knowledge generated in academia is of paramount importance to technological advances and increasing competitiveness. Technology transfer university-business refers to the different forms of partnerships between these two domains. The result of this process innovation is a prerequisite for survival in competitive environments. However, despite the ever closer links between universities and firms, cooperation is "far" from being a smooth process, mainly due to structural differences between agents and goals and can create conflicting expectations and perceptions. Against this backdrop, this paper aims to present and analyze the characteristics of the profile UFSCAR cooperation with the company today, and see if there was any change in the characteristics of the UFSCAR cooperation with the company, using as an object of analysis projects established between the university and its external partners in the last five years (2008-2012), which are managed by the Foundation for Institutional Support of Scientific and Technological Development (FAI). Among the results, it is emphasized that the cooperation projects of UFSCAR with the external environment characterized, in most cases, by low ranges of duration. Regarding the type of financing, private companies, the main activities developed with the university in the study were the activities of Consultancy / Project Consultancy and Research and Development. Another important factor was that 88% of partnerships with private companies took place at the Center of Exact Sciences and Technology (CCET) and the Departments of Civil Engineering and Materials Engineering, both in number of projects and volume of resources. Furthermore, it was possible to note the growth potential of cooperative activity between the company and UFSCAR.