Help Governor McCrory Help Startups

University commercialization. One of the most complicated, yet promising, functions of entrepreneurial communities. It’s been around since 1980, when the federal government passed the Bayh-Dole Act and made it possible for universities (and nonprofits and private corporations) to own intellectual property rights to federally-funded research. What universities do with those rights is what is continually up for discussion. And that’s mostly because universities are best at education, not launching businesses. Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Office of Science & Technology are tackling this challenge head on. One of four priorities of his Innovation-to-Jobs Working Group is to...

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