Conversations podcast features Lesa Mitchell discussing how universities can transform innovations from idea to product
While big firms have been cutting back on their research funding for the past 20 years, universities have been picking up the slack. Now, universities are increasingly doing what corporate research and development giants used to do—spawning the creation of new products and new companies. Lesa Mitchell, vice president of Advancing Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation, outlines ideas for facilitating innovations in a Conversations podcast about alternative pathways to economic growth. Conversations is a monthly exploration of current issues through the lens of science published by the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation. The CRDF is a non-profit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation.