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Technology Transfer and Commercialization Partnerships

Author: Diane Palmintera, President, Innovation Associates Inc.

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Tech Transfer and Commercialization Partnerships


"This report provides vital and timely lessons for universities and state and national policy makers who are interested in leveraging our most valuable asset. It is from research that the economy expands and new wealth is created. Only by coordinating and leveraging the components of our national innovation ecosystem can America maintain and expand its global competitive advantage."

Luis M. Proenza, President

The University of Akron

Member, President Council of Advisors on Science & Technology

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Partnerships emphasizes the importance of academic partnerships with corporations, federal and state governments, foundations, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs as contributors, collaborators, and recipients of scientific discoveries.  It not only provides important insights and opportunities presented by university innovations but also identifies issues that require immediate attention by policy makers."

Richard C. Atkinson, President Emeritus

University of California

“As a venture capitalist, Innovation Associates’ latest report confirms the vital link between early-stage investments in university technologies and their ability to enter the market place.  It provides examples and recommendations for universities often overlooked on the venture capital map.”

Phillip Singerman, Managing Director & General Partner

Toucan Capital Fund II

“From an entrepreneurship perspective, Innovation Associates’ two reports on technology transfer show the importance of creating an entrepreneurial environment in and around universities.  The report's author, Diane Palmintera, once again leads the way in showing us new perspectives and opportunities.”

Patricia G. Greene, Provost

Babson College

“Call them the littler schools that could … The lesson learned, say the study's authors, is that a good combination of partnerships, incentives, and federal and local funding can help move research into the commercial arena, even when a school's R&D budget is modest.”

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