Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology by Parag Khanna, Ayesha Khanna

By Parag Khanna, Ayesha Khanna

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Political scientists Ayesha and Parag Khanna (whom Esquire journal calls one of many seventy five those who will impact the twenty first century) claim that we're speedily relocating from some extent of co-existence with know-how to a part of co-evolution with it. within the Hybrid Age, know-how is ubiquitous (with trillions of sensors coating our environment), clever (devices speaking with one another in addition to with us), and social (encouraging us to enhance emotional relationships with it).

Technology now not simply tactics our guide; it has its personal company, and we reply to it up to it responds to us. What this suggests for societies and participants, in addition to groups and international locations, is really international altering. How can we reply and adapt?

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Two thirds of companies carrying out R&D also have expenditures for external R&D services. The median value for total R&D expenditures amounts to 5 % of sales, about 160,000 EUR per year. Average values are higher because of large companies’ answers. The majority of companies spend from 5 to 20 % of their annual R&D expenditures for external R&D services. 113 companies already have contacts to or collaborations with universities. Thereof 60 companies, more than 50 %, have expenditures for universities.

Thus, it was possible to link entered data with centrally available data l ke zip code and industrial sectors companies belong to. Answers sent back by e-mail or fax were identified with the help of the e-mail address, fax number or companies’ name. The questionnaire for university researcher was realized as MS Word and PDF document for download. Before the questionnaires were sent out four pretests were performed, two with university researchers and two with company employees. The pretests served to further improve questionnaires regarding time efforts to fill them out, clarity of questions and testing the invitation function and accessibility of the online questionnaire.

The highest response rate is within the group of professors. This group might have the highest response rate because they are in charge for the strategic direction of the department, which includes technology transfer. e. in case the person of the company responsible for technology transfer was known by name to the author the e-mail addressed this person personally. Additional individual parts were related to the access code for the online questionnaire and the company’s name and loca ion. 18 Technology transfer survey rather high.

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