Organizer John Munro, FHWA brought together T2 experts who exhibited wide ranging perspectives, by mode, country and technology transfer perspective.
Some immediate takeaways included:
- Some in transportation call their strategic plans “road maps,” but the FAA calls theirs “flight plans.”
- FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center certainly looks “outside the box” with plans for an office park near their headquarters, which will enable close collaboration with potential partners.
- The best way to cooperate is to determine the most important needs.
- Critics have an important role in technology transfer efforts.
- We need to find and use ways to make technology transfer collaborative efforts legal.
- We also need a variety of agreements to accomplish technology transfer.
- Although all countries have similar needs, local applications of global knowledge is necessary.