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BUSINESS - UNIVERSITY WIN-WIN COLLABORATION

Businesses and universities, with different strengths and weaknesses, can and should form a win-win partnership.
Businesses know their problems and technological roadblocks, but cannot financially justify maintaining a broad spectrum of research capabilities.
University faculty are competent in their area of expertise and maintain state of the art capabilities,
but often are not in tune with the problems and technological roadblocks of business.
Communication and information are needed to couple faculty with business.
Therefore, the Technology Transfer Office tasks are:
  • Work with business to identify key technological problems and scope university type projects.
  • Identify appropriate faculty for problem and transfer problem areas to faculty.
       #  Help faculty develop white papers
       #  Organize faculty and business meetings and presentations
       #  Help formulate joint business-university research proposals
The University objective and emphasis is to become a valuable business partner.