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September 2020

Top US, UK, and EU universities working together to help economies fuel post-COVID recovery

Ten world-leading US, UK, and EU universities will discuss with leaders in national government and funding bodies on how to harness the enormous potential of research and commercialization for the urgent economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. University researchers contributed to alleviating the COVID-19 crisis, saving lives by engineering new breathing devices and testing appliances and working tirelessly to develop effective vaccines. The economic challenges ahead present an opportunity to build on innovations in research to stimulate economies with wealth and jobs.

Convening their inaugural event TODAY, members of TenU, the trans-Atlantic research commercialization collaboration of the universities of Cambridge (UK), Columbia (USA), Edinburgh (UK), Imperial College London (UK), Leuven (Belgium), Manchester (UK), MIT (USA), Oxford (UK), Stanford (USA), and UCL (UK), and senior and leading university and academic figures are discussing with US and UK high-level policy officials how to best translate public investments in research into new products, businesses, and jobs. Read more...

April 2020

Ensuring access to lifesaving technologies during the pandemic

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University have established and committed to a set of technology licensing principles that will incentivize and allow for the most broad and equitable access to university innovations during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.

The joint “COVID-19 Technology Access Framework” sets a model by which critically important technologies that may help prevent, diagnose, or treat COVID-19 infections may be deployed for the greatest public benefit without delay. Read more... 

February 2019

Directors of leading US university tech transfer offices meet with government and top UK universities to discuss commercialisation

LONDON—Two of the most innovative US universities, along with their UK counterparts, will meet with the minister and innovation and industrial strategy leaders from UK government on Monday 25 February. 

Lesley Millar-Nicholson, Director of MIT’s Technology Licensing Office, and Karin Immergluck, Executive Director of Stanford’s Office of Technology Licensing, were invited by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Cambridge Enterprise Chief Executive Tony Raven to confer with UK policymakers and university peers. Read more...


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