National Center for the
Dissemination of Disability Research

Webcast 18
Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer: Ensuring Beneficial Impacts from
Research & Development

June 29, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (Central)

About the Webcast

The session introduces the concept of Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer. It explains how the two processes can be linked to increase the relevance of technology-oriented knowledge from upstream academic research, through downstream industrial development and production, and out to persons with disabilities. The same linkage provides Federal sponsors with new opportunities to conduct evidence-based project tracking and program evaluation.

Knowledge translation is a term that is closely related to dissemination or diffusion; however, most scholars draw an important distinction—KT is a much broader concept and places a significant emphasis on the issue of research quality and the implementation of research evidence within a system (Focus Technical Brief #14, NCDDR, 2006).

About the Presenter

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA is Director of the Center for Assistive Technology, established at The University at Buffalo in 1988. He is Principal Investigator of the NIDRR-funded Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT). Mr. Lane spent the past fifteen years directing NIDRR’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer. His latest publication, “Delivering on the ‘D’ in R&D,” is available for electronic download through the Assistive Technology Industry Association.

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This webcast is supported through SEDL's National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NCDDR) and the Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT), funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), part of the U.S. Department of Education. It is supported in part by the Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) program. The opinions and views expressed are those of the presenters and no endorsement by the funding agency should be inferred.

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