Knowledge transfer is the process of academics engaging in various activities to pass their knowledge to different audiences. Knowledge transfer requires two-way exchanges for successful and sustainable collaborations. Knowledge transfer works best when people actively seek out opportunities to collaborate or meet spontaneously to exchange thoughts. It also requires timely and active support from an institution, which needs to provide better open access and open innovation solutions for its students in order to make resources more accessible and affordable.
Knowledge transfer refers to transferring ideas from one entity to another, such as from a person to a publication, or a person to a research project. In academia, knowledge transfer may be a way to gain insight on potential approaches for research. It could also mean applying the knowledge gained from a series of lectures and discussions to a term paper.