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At a time when public funding for research is at risk, institutions are looking for better ways to support their research initiatives, maximize their capabilities, and monetize their intellectual property. What challenges does your campus face in converting research assets into institutional revenue?

It Came From Their Lab. But How to Take It to the Bank?
Source: The New York Times
Date: 3/12/11
There are a lot of smart people in universities. Some may even be geniuses. Many of them are certainly good at inventing technologies that will change our lives.  But for the most part, universities aren’t particularly adept at extracting the full measure of profit from all those innovations. While university technology transfer offices routinely license the intellectual property developed on campus, the schools themselves often aren’t very nimble at retaining large stakes in the start-ups that exploit that property.

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