College research needs business input early – ISA

Ireland“University-based research needs to involve commercial input from a much earlier point in the process, Irish Software Association (ISA) chairman Seán Baker told a meeting of researchers and software executives this week. He also warned academic researchers that overvaluing intellectual property inhibited commercialisation. Dr Baker, a co-founder of Iona Technologies, called for closer collaboration between universities and industry, stressing the need to focus on commercially viable projects rather than ‘curiosity-based’ research …” (more)

[Ian Campbell, Irish Times, 12 June]

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