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Revista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

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FLORES-ALATORRE, José Francisco; CABALLERO GARCIA, Cristina R.; ARROYO-VAZQUEZ, Mónica  and  PACHECO-BLANCO, Bélgica. University-Company Relationships in the Paraguayan Context - Opportunity for the Innovation System. Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2023, vol.19, n.2, pp.351-372. ISSN 2226-4000.

This document outlines the development of the missions of universities as an evolutionary element of these organizations. The third mission is described as a participative link in social, business, entrepreneurial, and technological dimensions. Paraguayan universities currently have a limited theoretical, methodological, and technical understanding of the activities related to the third university mission. This document critically analyzes the national regulatory framework as a potential limitation to the exploitation of the knowledge, technologies, and capacities installed within the university. Envisioning the possibilities of third university mission activities allows for the dynamic enhancement of University-Enterprise Relationships (UER). The links between University-Enterprise Relationships (UER) require a robust contractual mechanism. Strengthening these mechanisms to facilitate the execution of these relationships not only presents an opportunity for innovation in the university environment but also as an economically beneficial possibility for the academic institution. Currently, the Autonomous University of Asunción has an Office of Research Results Transfer (OTRI) called Innova Lab - UAA. This entity represents an excellent opportunity to strengthen and promote the development of connections between UER in the city of Asunción. The office has all the necessary technical elements for the successful implementation of such relationships, including contractual models and specific linkage programs. These synergies will enable us to develop the third university mission at an international level and position the university at the forefront. The OTRI: Innova Lab - UAA serves as an interface structure, accompanying the process of transferring knowledge and technology to society through legal mechanisms in force in the country or location to be exploited. This enables diversification of income for researchers, inventors, students, and the rest of the university community through the protection of research and development results that may contain the potential to generate added value. Improving intra-institutional relationships by directing internal activities that allow for the management of research projects, prototype development, and innovation activities. This expands the opportunities for research results with the possibility of protection, envisioning technological and/or knowledge transfer. UER broadens the probabilities of generating such feedback opportunities to the system itself.

Keywords : University-Business Relationships; Technology Transfer; Third University Mission; Technology Transfer and Research Results Offices.

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