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Creating the Market University by Elizabeth Popp Berman

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CHAPTER 6

Creating University-Industry Research Centers

IN UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES, faculty and graduate students work in research centers where they interact regularly with industry sponsors. They may actively collaborate with industry scientists who have come to the university for a year to work in an academic environment, sharing equipment and publishing together. Or their relationship may be more arm’s length, perhaps involving periodic conversations with distant industry counterparts about ongoing research agendas. Many of the centers in which they conduct their research hold annual meetings for their industry associates. Here, the academics put on a bit of a dog-and-pony show, demonstrating their latest breakthroughs and ...

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