Article by University Business on 31 May 2022
To rank the research universities that are excelling at creating new knowledge, a new analysis is measuring tech transfer—or the impact of the innovations that campuses share with the world and private industry. The first measure is whether universities are embedding that new knowledge in the graduates of their own science, technology, engineering and programs, according to the “Research to Renewal” report by Heartland Forward, an economic development nonprofit in the Midwest.
The analysis also looks at how commercializing research and infusing it into private industry can invigorate local economies and create jobs. “Research and discovery are fundamental objectives of universities, but they must be absorbed and infused into private industry to yield an economic return on the investment,” Ross DeVol, Heartland Forward’s CEO, says in the report. “We believe that states, cities and rural areas can more effectively partner with universities in their pursuit of prosperity.”
Heartland Forward encourages universities to collaborate with federal, state and local leaders to target investment and resources to local economies that are most in need of revitalization. Universities should also consider developing new bachelor’s and graduate programs in partnership with local industry. “Every university has the potential to be actively engaged in technology transfer so that good ideas benefit the general public,” the report says.
The top 25 on the University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index:
Full article at https://universitybusiness.com/tech-transfer-ranking-the-top-25-research-universities-in-the-u-s/
Tarikh Input: 13/07/2023 | Kemaskini: 13/07/2023 | asrizam
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