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Transfer and Licensing of University Research and Technology in Canadian Agriculture

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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Abstract

Reports from the past decade have indicated that Canada is a highly innovative country, but suffers from a bottleneck in technology transfer and commercialization. In fact, many of the reports give Canada a failing grade when it comes to the commercialization of innovation technologies. With substantial investments into public sector research, such a problem would reduce the public good from government funding of innovative research. This chapter assesses Canadian university technology transfer activities from 1998 to 2008, with a particular focus on the transfer of agricultural technologies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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