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Creative University Entrepreneurship Initiatives Highlighted in Report

November 07, 2013

A recent report from the U.S. Department of Commerce highlights university programs across the country working to facilitate student and faculty entrepreneurship as part of a larger federal effort to improve tech transfer activities and external partnerships. Information was collected from the leaders of 131 research universities to understand what universities are doing programmatically and strategically to nurture innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Examples range from universities experimenting with on-campus accelerators, entrepreneurial dorms and student venture funds to tech transfer offices that focus on identifying and supporting entrepreneurship on campus. Universities also are increasingly partnering with companies to offer internships and shared facilities. Read the report...

SSTI Excellence in TBED award winner Clemson University ICAR is among the programs highlighted for facilitating university-industry collaboration through its advanced-technology research campus. Read more about CU-ICAR and all of the award winners: http://www.sstiawards.org/allwinners.html.

dept of commerce, higher ed, entrepreneurship