September 29, 2006
Location Counts a Lot in Tech Transfer
A study of the factors that play the greatest part in helping universities turn their biotechnology research into economic payoffs shows that scientific prowess is just part of the equation. Having an established and well-staffed technology-transfer office, and being located in a region with the right kinds of companies, will also have a significant impact on the institution's success.
"Location does matter," said Ross DeVol, co-author of the report, "Mind to Market: A Global Analysis