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Technology Transfer Conference to Convene Oct. 24-26

UCR’s Palm Desert Graduate Center will host an international gathering of academic, government and business leaders.

(August 23, 2007)

Donald Siegel

Donald Siegel

PALM DESERT, Calif. (Palm Desert Graduate Center) — Delegates from academia, government and the private sector from more than 20 countries will gather at the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center on Oct. 24-26 to hear more than 100 academic and practitioner papers on the identification and dissemination of best practices in technology transfer and commercialization from universities, federal laboratories and firms.

"Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization" is the conference theme. Session topics include: "The Entrepreneurial University," "Entrepreneurial
Leadership in High-Technology Organizations," "Bringing Technology to Market," "Metrics for Effective Innovation Policy," "Venture Capital and Technology Transfer," "Public-Private Collaboration in the Development of Infrastructure Technologies" and "University Faculty Members as Inventors."

The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa is the official conference hotel. All sessions will take place at the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center, 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive. The conference is co-sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Donald S. Siegel, professor of entrepreneurship and associate dean of UCR's A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, is president of the Technology Transfer Society and co-editor of The Journal of Technology Transfer, the only academic journal devoted to the managerial and public policy implications of technology transfer.

"University technology transfer is a growing trend involving the transfer of university-based research to industry through licensing agreements, research joint ventures and start-up companies," Siegel said. "Incubators and science parks are other important institutions. Academics, policymakers, and practitioners who are interested in intellectual property, patenting and legal issues, and technology-based economic development will find conference sessions of high value."

"Development of technology strategies is critical to the expansion and growth of research universities, as they lead to income opportunities and, in turn, support continued research," he said.

The complete conference program and registration information is available online.

The Palm Desert Graduate Center offers graduate degrees in business administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and a master of fine arts with an emphasis on creative writing and writing for performance. Research activities include the Desert Studies Initiative of the Center for Conservation Biology; technology transfer; and Native American studies.

For more information about the technology transfer conference contact Joe Frederickson.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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