Saturday, January 28, 2006

"New Model for Tech Transfer"

Recognizing the revenue-generating potential of licensed technologies, research institutions and universities are beginning to explore new avenues of harnessing the commercial benefits of research.

Inside Higher Ed reports that more institutions are beginnging to form partnerships with corporations and assigning co-ownership rights to technologies thus developed jointly. The model provides universities and research institutions (of all sizes) with more immediate and certain benefits than licensing technologies. I am quite interested in seeing the long-term impact of such partnerships (for better or for worse). With long R&D times, the successes and failures of such collaboration may not be known for several years.

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