Technology and Innovation

There is no doubt that technology and innovation affect the way people work and live every day. Research has grown in the areas of original intellectual property (IP) and corporate research and development (R&D), both of which are related to the broader idea of innovation:  the creation of novel products and processes. Tech transfers have also received substantial research attention lately as universities grapple with the changing environment in which their researchers develop new innovations.

Original Intellectual Property and Corporate Research & Development

The study of IP includes outputs of R&D processes such as patents and inventions, as well as other creations such as literary and art works, designs, symbols, and names, and how firms use these rights strategically.

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University Technology Transfer


Universities' technology transfer offices work to transition university-developed technologies into wider commercial-use products.

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