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Fixing Tech Transfer – Rethinking the Profit Motive

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

” The subject of how effective universities are at commercializing technologies they develop is a suddenly hot topic. Prodded in part by the Kauffman Foundation’s critical and controversial call this winter for turning academic inventors into free agents to stimulate innovation, the federal government convened university and industry leaders last month to discuss how to speed the movement of research into the market place.” [insideHigher ed; read more]

Related article: The Need to “Do Even More”

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Defending the University Tech Transfer System

February 20, 2010 1 comment

Arundeep Pradhan (Dir., AUTM) shares interesting data from recent studies by BIO and AUTM supporting his message to policymakers,  “…to keep intact the Bayh-Dole Act and support the current system used to commercialize federally-funded academic research.”

“In the period 2000-2008, US universities received 147,515 invention disclosures, filed 83,988 new patent applications, and signed 41,598 license and option agreements., of which 4,566 were startup companies based on university research.” [Business Week, more]

Categories: Policy, University