By Will D. Swearingen and Timothy F. Slaper
Will D. Swearingen
TechLink, Montana State University
Timothy F. Slaper
Indiana University Business Research Center
Virtually all publicly funded research institutions, whether universities or government laboratories, engage in technology transfer. Their official rationale, usually stated explicitly, is to benefit the society that funded their research-and-development (R&D) activities by enabling the resulting inventions to be converted into useful products and services.
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