The origin of the concept of "Technology Transfer" as a valuable production tool is ancient, very ancient. We must read Filarco that, already in the II century BC, handed down to posterity the history of the tyrant of Sybaris and of its edict of five centuries before, according to which anyone who had been able to invent a new dish of completely original could have enjoyed a year of monopoly on that unpublished recipe, so as to be able to profit from it.

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