Academic researchers, by nature, pursue scientifically interesting discoveries that could have a long-term impact. Meanwhile, investors and companies are interested in technologies that fill a very clear and immediate need in a market.

That difference in perspective is one thing that makes translating discoveries at academic institutions into viable products so challenging, as I learned at the Association of University Technology Managers ‘ partnering forum in Cleveland last week................

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