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KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Abstract [en]

The aim of this project was to define the Technology Transfer Alliance (TTA), a nonprofit organization for Higher Education Institutions supporting capacity building in ICT and renewable energy through a project-driven learning. TTA is today still only an idea, waiting to be launched, which is why the goals for this bachelor thesis are to establish partnerships with institutions that will support the reaching of the goals of TTA, as well as providing a more solid definition of the functions of TTA, as to make the alliance more attracting for future partners. Functions include for example the project-driven framework that will serve as template for the educational process within TTA.

To reach the goals with this project, several interviews were conducted with potential partners of TTA in African countries and other individuals that hold an expertise within the scope of this project. The interviews were meant to establish the expectations of TTA in terms of what a partnership would entail as well as to prelude discussions for which the potential partner would ultimately agree to sign a formal partnership agreement. The interviews also served as research about the open source solutions, which originally were developed by Master students at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and that will be focused on in futureTTA-projects.

Ultimately were the goals of this project succeeded, in terms of defining the aim and functions of TTA. During the time frame of this project, vision and scope of TTA were set. This resulted in a restructuring of existing websites and in a production of an official partnership agreement, which entailsthe objectives of a partnership. The project resulted also resulted in that several African institutions expressed a great deal of interest of joining TTA as partners. Getting them to sign the partnership agreement will however be a task for future project teams to fulfill.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 31 p.
Trita-ICT-EX, 118
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50889OAI: diva2:463001
Subject / course
Engineering and Management
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management
Available from: 2011-12-08 Created: 2011-12-08 Last updated: 2011-12-08Bibliographically approved

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