What makes a successful innovation climate?

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You keep the royalties on IP, Sydney institution tells companies

An Australian university has vowed not to claim intellectual property rights on its joint research with industry partners amid an emerging view that the costs of commercialisation outweigh the benefits.

January 30th, 2020
Think universities are making lots of money from inventions? Think again.

Stanford University said it reorganized its Office of Technology Licensing to realize “a higher return on our marketing efforts.”

January 17th, 2020
THE University Impact Rankings 2019: results announced

The University of Auckland has topped a pioneering new ranking that assesses the social and economic impact of universities based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

April 3rd, 2019
Universities must walk the talk on sustainable development

In 2015, countries around the world agreed on the UN’s Agenda 2030, including the SDGs, and committed themselves to the Paris Agreement on climate change. KTH Royal Institute of Technology has integrated sustainability into all parts of its business, says Göran Finnveden.

April 3rd, 2019
China’s ‘paper factories’ lack innovation, says Tsinghua provost

Bin Yang tells THE summit that Chinese universities lack ‘original, innovative ideas’. They risk becoming mere article production factories that churn out papers lacking in original, innovative ideas, the provost at one of the nation’s leading institutions has suggested.

April 3rd, 2019
US-UK alliance to share ‘experiments’ on research commercialisation

Lack of interest from private firms presents one of the biggest barriers to successful knowledge exchange between universities and industry, a US-UK alliance of leading universities recently joined by MIT and Stanford University has warned.

March 5th, 2019
Universities with the biggest corporate links

John Morgan looks at the universities in Asia and beyond that have forged the closest ties with industrial partners.

March 9th, 2017