Pathways to Innovation from the West Coast
Mastering the relationship between universities and industry has never been more important than in today’s turbulent economic environment. Our knowledge-based economy continues to draw the academy and business into close contact and provides significant mutual benefits for both.
Written for campus leaders and business managers, Developing University-Industry Relations draws on the experiences of some of the most renowned research universities on the U.S. West Coast and in Canada. Each campus has a solid record of providing a vital resource for the growth of their regional economies through innovative technology transfer and commercialization initiatives with companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Google, Discovery Parks, and Cohen-Boyer.
In this book, the authors offer a wealth of exemplary best practices and proven strategies from these forward-thinking institutions. They show what it takes to sustain strong university-industry collaborations that will allow for successful technology transfer.
Developing University-Industry Relations explores industry-sponsored agreements that help to establish positive relationships, train students for the workforce, support faculty research, generate indirect cost funds for infrastructure renewal, and deliver cutting-edge research to the sponsor. The book describes successful approaches to software and copyright licensing, industry-sponsored consortia, a one-stop-shopping approach of an integrated office whose role is
industry liaison, and the creation of successful university-affiliated research parks. The authors explain the evolution and process that link a university and the business community in a diverse high-tech regional economy.
Developing University-Industry Relations shows that the relationship between universities and industry are keys for innovation that brings economic vitality to our communities.