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This collection of papers—by American and Russian specialists—addresses a variety of legal, regulatory, institutional, and financial issues that can promote or hinder technology commercialization. The book is the result of a series of workshops organized by the National Research Council with the Russian Academy of Sciences on commercialization of technologies, particularly those developed at research and educational institutions.

Technology Commercialization concludes with a list of actions, programs, and policies which warrant further consideration as Russia tries to improve the success of technology commercialization. This book will be of interest to those concerned with small-business development in post-communist states, university technology management, and comparative technology commercialization.


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National Research Council. 1998. Technology Commercialization: Russian Challenges, American Lessons. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

148 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-06194-0
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-17336-0
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Front Matter i-x
Perspective From a University with an Industry-Funded Research Program 1-7
Commercializing University Technology 8-15
Legal Issues of Special Concern to Technology Commercialization 16-23
An Industrial Perspective on Technology Commercialization in the 1990s and Beyond 24-32
Research, Technology Development, and Commercialization 33-40
View from a National Laboratory 41-43
The Role of Industrial Institutes in Creating and Maintaining Russia's Industrial Potential 44-49
Problems of Taxation and Technology Commercialization in Russia 50-54
Commercialization of Scientific and Technical Developments at Higher Education Institutes 55-59
Development of Legal Regulations for Technology Commercialization in Russia 60-66
Commercializing for the Polymer Industry: The Experience of an Academy Institute 67-74
The Main Problem in Commercialization of Scientific Research Results 75-84
Areas of Further Consideration 85-88
Appendix A: Workshop on Technology Commercialization Agenda 89-90
Appendix B: Excerpts from the Bayh-Dole Act 91-98
Appendix C: Excerpts from the National Competitiveness Technology Transfer Act of 1989 99-104
Appendix D: Commercializing Technology 105-106
Appendix E: U.S. Patent Law Provisions that Promote University-Based Patenting and Technology Transfer 107-111
Appendix F: Description of the Centennial Campus 112-113
Appendix G: Innovation Research Fund 114-115
Appendix H: First Flight Venture Center 116-116
Appendix I: NIST Advanced Technology Program 117-119
Appendix J: The Industrial Research Institute, Inc. 120-121
Appendix K: NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program 122-128
Appendix L: U.S. Tax Policy Issues 129-132
Appendix M: University Unrelated Business Income Policy 133-134
Appendix N: Visits in Russia and the United States 135-138

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