Songphon Munkongsujarit, a PhD student in Engineering and Technology Management, was one of two runner-up winners for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Graduate Student Literature Review Prize. Songphon received his award at AUTM’s annual meeting in Annaheim, California, on March14-17.
Songphon’s award winning paper provides a review of the state-of-the-art of innovation intermediaries. Innovation intermediaries are organizations that act as middlemen between people who have technology (e.g. in universities and government labs) and people who need technology to solve problems (e.g. industry). The paper is part of Songphon's doctoral research: he is investigating how social capital impacts the performance of innovation intermediaries in order to make technology transfer processes more efficient and innovative. Starting this summer, Songphon will collect data in a government organization in Thailand.
Dr. Antonie J. Jetter, Assistant Professor in Engineering and Technology Management, serves as Songphon’s advisor.
Photo of Songphon Munkongsujarit receiving his award at AUTM Annual Meeting