Geography of Innovation Commercialization in the United States During the 1990s

January 01, 2005

This paper analyzes the location and interrelationship of three measures of innovation commercialization across the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States and estimates a model of the factors explaining variations in the location of innovation commercialization.

Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization: Balance Between Exploration and Exploitation

January 01, 2004

The paper presents a theoretical introduction and two company introductions related to exploitation and exploration focus embedded in the innovation development process to commercialize customer-oriented applications.

University Spin-off Policies and Economic Development in Less Successful Regions: Learning From Two Decades of Policy Practice

January 01, 2004

Discussions in the paper suggest that university spin-off companies may bring fewer of the economic development benefits attributed to them beyond the specific sites in which the theories were developed.

Technology Commercialization Committee-Draft Recommendations

January 01, 2004

The report details steps that need to be taken in order to make technology commercialization in Arizona competitive nationally and internationally. Also outlined in the report is a multi-year roadmap that incorporates the universities, private enterprise, and state and local government to foster a diverse technology industry base in Arizona.

Technology Commercialization In Greater Washington

January 01, 2004

The study stems from a task force developed to determine where leadership could best be directed in the area. The study also summarizes relevant data, assesses how Greater Washington compares to other regions in the county, and functions as a resource for federal, state and local policymakers.

From Knowledge to Wealth: Transforming Russian Science and Technology for a Modern Knowlege Economy

January 01, 2003

The paper is a product of the Private and Financial Sectors Development Unit, Europe and Central Asia Region, and is part of a larger effort in the region to foster understanding of technology commercialization issues.

Secrets or Shields to Share? New Dilemmas for Dual Use Technology Development and the Quest for Military and Commercial Advantage in the Digital Age

January 01, 2003

According to the author, in the digital age, the best way to pursue security by developing dual-use technology is not to shield information about the technology, but to share it. To do otherwise risks not only the prospect that U.S.-based firms will be unable to sustain and assume positions of technological and commercial leadership in these sectors, but also that the United States and its allies will be rendered less secure.

Nanotechnology Workshop: From the Laboratory to New Commercial Frontiers

January 01, 2003

The report highlights findings from Rice Universitys National Nanotechnology Initiative Southern Regional nanotechnology workshop consisting of leaders in industry, government, academia, and the financial community. The workshop attendees explored trends, opportunities, and challenges regarding the translation of laboratory research in nanotechnology into commercial products that can benefit society.

Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles and Applicable Markets

January 01, 2002

The report characterizes suborbital reusable launch vehicle concepts currently in development, and defines the military, civil, and commercial missions and markets that could capitalize on their capabilities.

Market Opportunities in Space: The Near-Term Roadmap

January 01, 2002

According to the report, the current heightened security environment stemming from the 9/11 attacks can also benefit both traditional and emerging commercial space activities through expanded and improved U.S. national security assets in space.


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