The Technology Transfer Systems in Communities, Product Versus Processes

Villacís Enrique, Rodriguez Lorena, Ayarza Cynthia

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Based on a case study taken place in the jungle community of Santa Rita-Ecuador, we will refer on the negative and positive impacts of the technology transfer system, acknowledging the differences, seeing this as a product versus a process. The product approach will have an impact in form and shape and the process approach on concept ideas and ideals. What may be better for communities? Taking in consideration that sometimes communities might need immediate product solution for their necessities but in the long run empowerment escorted by the people and collaborative processes lead to successful technology transfer and empowered-independent communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-371
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, ICSDEC 2016 - Tempe, United States
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016

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  • participatory design processes
  • Technology transfer


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