White House turns to CU for input on technology commercialization

By Staff

The university technology transfer community last month received a request for informationfrom the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council, asking for input on how to support the commercialization of federally funded research and Proof of Concept Centers.

CU's Technology Transfer Office has submitted two white papers in response to this request: "University Technology Transfer Effectiveness" (PDF) and "The University of Colorado Proof of Concept (POC) Program" (PDF).

Among the statements in "University Technology Transfer Effectiveness": "A starting point is to vociferously acknowledge that today basically no federal resources are directed to universities for commercialization of university research."