ISSN: 1949-8241; E-ISSN: 1949-825X
4 Issues per year
Volume 18, Number 4 is a special topic issue devoted to the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors: Building on the Foundations of the Innovation, including articles on the history of the NAI, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and gender and bias in science as well as a profile of NAI Fellow Dr. Emery N. Brown. In addition, a general section features papers on seed capital, teaching innovation, and intellectual property.
Volume 18, Number 4 on ingentaconnect
Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - The new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (18:4) (Full Text) highlights papers from the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): "Building on the Foundations of Innovation." The NAI Annual Conference, held last year on April 14 and 15, 2016, in Washington, DC, provides an annual forum for celebrating academic invention and inventors, recognizing and encouraging invention, and enhancing the visibility of university and non-profit research. This issue contains a special conference section and a general section.
University investment in technology transfer start-ups benefits both the university and the community
Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - When universities engage in technology transfer, the process of commercializing the innovations and inventions of academic faculty members, "seed capital" to fund start-up companies often comes from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from outside of the university system. These necessary funds have far-reaching effects and benefits; however, additional benefits, both for the community and the institution, can be realized when the seed capital comes from the innovation and invention-founding academic institutions. "University Seed Capital Programs: Benefits Beyond the Loan," a paper outlining these benefits, has been published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (Full Text).
Tampa, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2017) - What innovation is and how it can be cultivated are two of the compelling questions raised in a paper exploring the potential for fostering innovation in students in the new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors® (Full Text)