This is an editorial by Brendan Galbraith and Rodney McAdam that introduces the special issue that they guest edited and reviews the interplay of ICT, policy, intermediaries and society for technology transfer, from a European perspective. The editorial also reviews key messages from the Foreword written by Bror Salmelin, Advisor of Innovation Systems for DG CONNECT at the EC.
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