Economic Impacts Of Technology Transfer: Two Case Studies From The U.S. Department Of Defense

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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