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Section: Software

Industrialization strategy for research prototypes

Research labs, as priority innovation providers, are also indirectly key actors of the Software Engineering market. However, even if they already initiate the promotion of many new innovations to the industry, an important collaborative effort is still needed in order to actually transfer the corresponding techniques or technologies from the research lab to the company. Based on the AtlanMod concrete experience with the previously mentioned open source tools/projects, we have extracted a pragmatic approach [37] for transforming the results of scientific experimentation into practical industrial solutions.

While dealing with innovation, this approach is also innovation-driven itself, as the action is actually conducted by the research lab via a technology transfer. Three different partners are directly involved in this process, using open source as the medium for maintaining a constant interaction between all of them:

From our past and current experience, three main characteristics of this industrialization business model can be highlighted: