U.S. Universities and Technology Transfer
Posted: 2 Mar 2012
Date Written: September 19, 2011
Technology transfer from U.S. universities to industry has increased dramatically in the last 25 years. Reviews the history of technology transfer with particular emphasis on the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. It then examines how universities responded to Bayh-Dole, the growth of technology transfer offices, and compares how three different universities (MIT, Stanford, and Harvard) approach technology transfer. Provides an overview of the technology transfer process and issues around current practices.
Learning Objective: To understand what technology transfer from U.S. universities is and its risks and benefits.
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