Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Sweden to help universities commercialize innovations

Several colleges and universities in Sweden are to receive money to set up offices of innovation which will help researchers turn their discoveries into commercial enterprises.

The initiative will help researchers apply for patents and licences, promises higher education and research minister Lars Leijonborg, along with enterprise minister Maud Olofsson, in an article in the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

“[Research] institutes play an important role as a link between research at academic institutions and companies. By increasing resources and strengthening organizations, we’re creating the conditions for internationally competitive institutes in Sweden,” write the two ministers.

Article in The Local.

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