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From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research Can Boost Economic Growth

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June 5, 2013

Canadian universities lag behind their US counterparts in generating technology transfer between academic research and companies, and improved policies are needed to address the problem, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research can Boost Economic Growth,” author Peter Howitt recommends how governments can improve the incentives for universities and their researchers to pursue research lines that can eventually be commercialized.

 

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Peter Howitt, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University
Peter Howitt

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