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Commercialization of Research Results in the United States – An overview of Federal and Academic Technology Transfer
Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies, ITPS; Embassy of Sweden, Washington, DC.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6013-011X
2004 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The United States has a history of successfully turning research results and newtechnologies into commercially viable products and services. Commercialization ofnew technologies has contributed to economic development and growth. Technologytransfer activities started to become institutionalized in academia and governmentafter World War II and have grown significantly in the last two decades, triggeredlargely by political reforms.This report provides an overview of the extent and nature of technology transferand the underlying reforms and enablers in the U.S. The purpose is to identify U.S.strengths that are relevant for Swedish challenges related to the commercializationof research results. Special attention is given to commercialization at universities.Five important areas enabling technology transfer are pointed out and discussed.Examples and figures have an emphasis on medical and biotechnology R&D.

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ITPS, Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies , 2004.
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70161OAI: diva2:485989
QC 20120130Available from: 2012-01-30 Created: 2012-01-30 Last updated: 2012-02-09Bibliographically approved

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