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Columbus Business First: Ohio State University Commercialization Chief Departs

Brian Cummings, the guy charged with boosting Ohio State University’s licensing income from university research, is out after just two years, Columbus Business First reports: The surprise move came a week after the OSU Office of Technology Commercialization released its annual report for the year ended June 30 showing that activity such as patents, licensing [...]

Toledo Blade: University of Toledo Commercialization Effort Faces Criticism

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Eugene Kim / Flickr As Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Board of Regents push for Ohio colleges and universities to forge closer ties with businesses, the Toledo Blade reports on the $1,200-a-day college dropout who runs the school’s commercialization arm, and the university’s ties with his for-profit enterprises: While the University of Toledo slashed [...]

What Google and Viagra Have to Do With Funding Colleges and Universities

Research at American universities helped give us radar, the computer, jet propulsion and the atomic bomb, even Viagra and the algorithm for Google searches, according to the National Academies. Falling federal and state funding and the dismantling of big corporate research labs mean that we’re less likely to see those kinds of useful — and highly profitable [...]

Ohio Board of Regents Want to Cash in on College Research Through Commercialization

The way the Ohio Board of Regents sees it, there’s a whole lot of research coming out of colleges and universities around the state that could be ”monetized,” but it’s not happening. Yet. Which is why the Board issued a report today encouraging commercialization at the state’s higher education institutions. Or, as the board itself put it using [...]

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