University-Industry Relationships: Framing the Issues for Academic Research in Agricultural Biotechnology

  • November 03, 2003

This report looks at the advantages and disadvantages to universities and academic scientists who engage in relationships with industry. It specifically outlines the need for information regarding influences on academic scientists' research agendas, the intellectual property rights and technology innovations involved in the relationships, as well as the unique role universities have in developing valuable technologies with little commercial promise.