“On September 16, 2011, President Obama announced the signature of the America Invents Act that that will help American entrepreneurs and businesses bring their inventions to market sooner, creating new businesses and new jobs. He also announced new steps that will help America’s universities and research labs convert ideas into new products, create startups, expand the economy and create high-value 21st century jobs.
Following this memoranda, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has set up webinar series where vice-presidents of research in each university highlights specific plans for enhancing technology transfer activities in response to President’s call for action
Practices related to technology transfer are very different in universities. Each university has its own experiences and organizations in this field.