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Universities Promise More Tech Transfer

Science  29 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5599, pp. 1699-1701
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5599.1699a

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TORONTO-- In return for a promise by the government to double research funding and create a permanent fund to pay the overhead costs of conducting federally funded research, Canadian universities have agreed to do a better job of turning academic research into commercial products. The deal gives each side something it badly wants, at a price both sides appear willing to pay.

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