University Research Park in Madison provides an instructive case study of how favorable outcomes can arise from university-established parks focused on fostering commercialization of university research. Wisconsin has a long-term record in technology transfer; the irradiation of milk to produce vitamin D in the 1920s is a seasoned example. Recently, several companies have expressed interest in relocating to the Madison area as a result of opportunities resulting from association with the university-research environment.
Agricultural biotechnology; technology transfer; intellectual property; regulation; genetic engineering; public good; bioethics; skill development; public funding, industry funding
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