Analysis: Industry-sponsored academic inventions spur increased innovation

Engineering diagram Industry-sponsored, academic research leads to innovative patents and licenses, says a new analysis led by Brian Wright, University of California, Berkeley professor of agricultural and resource economics.The finding calls into question assumptions that corporate support skews science toward inventions that are less accessible and less useful to others than those funded by the government or non-profit organizations.The analysis, based on a study of two decades of records from ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130814&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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