Iowa’s universities help pave the way for tech transfer

ISU had 47 patent applications filed in fiscal 2011, up 21 over 2010.

Technology transfer is big business.

2009, for example, was admittedly a difficult year for tech transfers in the United States, and licensing income dropped, according to MedCity News in citing an Association of University Technology Managers survey.

But the 181 tech transfer programs that responded to the survey — the association’s most recent — still claimed a combined $2.3 billion in income.…Read More