Government and University TechTransfer

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How WARF is Reaching Out to Businesses About Technology Developed in Wisconsin


Report Sheds Light on Role of Tech Transfer, Commercialization in Economic Development (Excellent Report!)

Technology Transfer and Commercialization also seeks to aid a realistic assessment of the potential for technology-based development in various regions across the U.S. Where does technology development and commercialization activity take place in the U.S. and why?

Our Innovation Backlog – The flow of innovations is as strong as ever but the US is slipping in it’s ability to commercialize them

"…we are on the verge of losing a major source of growth"

University Tech Commercialization Revenues Continues to Rise

The promise of high-wage jobs, increased business competitiveness and wealth creation makes the commercialization of university research a central element in the technology-based economic development strategies of many states, provinces and regions of North America.

TechLink celebrates success in helping businesses grow

The Defense Department recently named TechLink one of the nation’s nine best examples of technology-transfer programs, out of about 1,000 nationwide. MSU President Geoff Gamble praised TechLink’s "incredible" achievements and said while Sen. Burns’ assistance is sometimes labeled as political pork, his efforts directly benefit Montana companies and communities.

Sometimes Success Begins at Failure

Projects that appear to be duds may have unintended upsides—Viagra started life and failed as a drug for hypertension. Here are tips for turning negative test results into gold.

Colorado University tech transfer efforts bloom – Lab ideas move to marketplace

The transformation was successful: Six startup companies emerged from CU research this year, and 66 inventions were licensed to outside companies, generating $3.4 million in royalties for CU.

MSU releases new technology called Antibody Imprinting Method that can reveal the three dimensional folding patterns of proteins for licensing

Those folding patterns are necessary to understand how proteins do what they do in living organisms and, more importantly, are key to designing new pharmaceuticals to treat a variety of diseases, according to Nick Zelver of the MSU Technology Transfer Office.

Laser assist – UM, MSU scientists use beams of light to track mine-seeking bees

University of Montana scientists have long known that honeybees could quickly be trained to pinpoint the location of buried explosives and land mines, but through a collaboration with colleagues at Montana State University the patterns produced by the searching insects now can be tracked by laser.

Specialty flour on the rise – Gluten-free grain spawns successful cooperative

"We see a huge future in Montana with prescription foods," said Sands. "We can invent new wheat and keep getting 6 cents a pound, or we can find new things that fit into Montana’s clean environment, benefit agriculture ad maybe we can benefit some groups of people that need a better diet."