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Heartland Forward Releases New Report on Tracking Technology Transfer; drawing on past research to offer policy suggestions aimed at increasing regional economic outcomes

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Technology transfers – or outputs from research institutions that lead to innovation beyond the walls of academia – are essential fuel for the economic growth of economies States. Building on information provided in Research to Renewal: Advancing University Tech Transfer, published in May 2022 and released at the organization’s flagship event, Heartland Summit, Heartland’s new report Forward From Research to Renewal, Part 2 : States Realizing the Potential of Research Institutions provides the first new benchmark comparison for public universities structured under a state system and also takes into account institutions (hospitals, private research institutes and federal laboratories) that do not do not issue diplomas but which are important sources of research and innovation which support the economies of States.

By presenting useful data to improve technology transfer and increase the impact of universities and research institutes on their states’ economies, the report helps governors, state agencies and state legislatures – the ultimate gatekeepers economic development – to make informed decisions about the future. .


Top 10 State University Systems for Technology Transfer*

  1. University of California system
  2. Florida State University System
  3. University of Texas System
  4. Ohio University System
  5. University of North Carolina System
  6. University of Illinois System
  7. Arizona Board of Regents
  8. University of Massachusetts System
  9. University of Georgia System
  10. University of Colorado System

* Ranking of systems for which data was available

Top 10 research institutions for technology transfer*

  1. Mayo Foundation Medical Education Research, Minn
  2. Boston Children’s Hospital, Mass
  3. Wistar Institute, Pennsylvania
  4. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Texas
  5. Cedars Sinai Medical Center, California
  6. Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass
  7. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  8. Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
  9. Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Masse
  10. Brigham Women’s Hospital, Masse

* Ranking of establishments for which data was available

Main recommendations

For best results, Heartland Forward recommends:

  • Renew the promise of innovation-driven economic growth in the United States through investments in science and technology innovation.
  • Work together to strategically invest and deploy resources as representatives of state government and universities.
  • Strengthen technology transfer from regional centers of excellence in university research.
  • Encourage accountability, responsibility and greater participation in the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) survey by public institutions.
  • Pooling of invention disclosures and patents.
  • Increase the efficiency of technology transfer by adopting commercialization best practices in Technology Licensing Offices (TLOs).
  • Use alumni foundation investments as venture capital.

Media contact: Blake Woolsey, (479) 957-6301, [email protected]

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