1. Paperback Edition
- Black & White
- 72 pages
- 6 x 9 inches
- Business & Economics, Entrepreneurship
- Education, Teaching Methods & Materials, Science & Technology
- Technology & Engineering, Inventions
Technology Transfer, Government-Funded Research, Business Opportunity, Invention, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Patents and Copyrights
Picking Green Bananas: Ripening Transferred University Technology
A Guide to Acquiring Unexploited Intellectual Property for Start-up Businesses
Robert E. Baier
Many unexploited technologies have been discovered via joint university/industry/government funding, but most remain buried in dusty university Technology Transfer Office files, not judged to be Patent-worthy by administrators not as likely to be as smart as YOU are! And, for that reason, they can be acquired cheaply for exploitation by your new start-up firm. This book shows you how, and provides some successful and unsuccessful examples. Remember, probably half the money spent developing these technologies has already come from YOU, by way of taxation.. Why waste it?
The writer is a PhD Biophysicist and Licensed Professional Engineer who has been solving technical problems and managing industry/university.government cooperative research programs since 1966. He holds eight (8) US Patents and has written the technical specifications for many more, and has recognized that the public funding of much of this research requires disclosure of new technologies developed along the way that are NOT exploited by the cooperating large companies. Left for the university to distribute, these are the Green Bananas available at a fair price for small businesses. He is a recent graduate of the U.S. National Foundation's Innovation Corps (I-CORPS) program, showing how to develop start-ups from successful university research findings.