NSF told Congress about a great new plan for technology transfer but doesn't intend to spend much money on it
Last year NSF presented Congress with its plans for an $85 million College and University Innovation Research (CUIR) program. The NSF report outlined a six-year pilot project that would be modeled after the popular, government-wide Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The report was presented in response to calls from Sen. James Exon (D-Neb.) that NSF do more to encourage university researchers to transfer technology from their institutions to industry.
But instead of asking for $5 million to launch...
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