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Science and Technology Committee (Commons)
Oral evidence concluded. Report in preparation.
The Science and Technology Committee launches its new inquiry into Managing intellectual property and technology transfer.
In addition to being centres of learning, universities have increasingly focused on commercialising their research outputs. Dame Ann Dowling's July 2015 Review of Business-University Research Collaborations commented that in universities "there is a tension between the desire to earn short-term income from their Intellectual Property and the need to deliver wider public benefit, and potentially greater long-term return on investment from this IP. The emphasis needs to shift towards the latter, and this must be reflected in Technology Transfer Office funding models and success metrics. … This area remains a major source of frustration for both academics and businesses."
Evidence given by Joseph Johnson MP, Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jenny Dibden, Director of Science and Research, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Sean Dennehey, Acting Chief Executive and Comptroller General, Intellectual Property Office.
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Science and Technology Committee examines issues including funding for technology transfer