The Advanced Science and Technology Institute supports researchers at **State University, University of AnyState and AnyState Health Sciences University. This support includes the management of new discoveries having commercial applications, as well as the management of corporate research agreements leading to new discovery.
**(Editor’s Note: Names disguised for confidentiality.)
1.1 Keys to Success
- Stabilizing a strong support network with the private sector for State and Northwest.
- To facilitate cross-disciplinary contact, create an effective network of researchers.
- ASTI is becoming a viable resource for all transferable technologies being developed at State’s four largest universities.
ASTI’s mission involves bringing technology from **State University and University of AnyState, AnyState Health Sciences University (AnyCity State University) into public use. It provides economic development assistance to federal agencies and companies that benefit State constituents. Additionally, it serves the technology transfer staff of each institution by providing support in identifying and protecting, developing, and transferring technology to private sector. ASTI’s unique perspective lies in its ability to connect researchers from different institutions to create new technologies that can be then marketed to private sector.
Historically, State has received less attention from companies that develop long-term relationships with the university research community. State is located south of the University of AnyState and north of the SouthernState universities. This has made it difficult for the state to reach the viability required to attract the attention of companies from outside the state.
It is a matter of economy of size. There are currently 128 technologies that can be licensed at AnyCity State University, AnyState Health Sciences University, AnyState University, and State University. The University of Southern State, a university located in SouthernState (USS), offers licensing for more than 200 technologies. USS also received $20 million in corporate funding last year. This is more than the $3 million in total corporate research funding received by the four State schools during the same time period. State Technology Center secured $91million from the University of State in private funding to support technology transfer. It is important that the four largest universities in State pool their resources to ensure corporate attention to the exceptional researchers who work within them.
It is ASTI’s mission to create a resource for the private sector that rivals USC by providing an aggressive one-stop center for all the pivotal research that is occuring in State.
A 42-member corporation research support council is created. This council will increase the corporate membership of ASTIâ€™s Technology Development Council to 20% annually.
Facilitate two new industry sponsored agreements for research in the first one year. Increase the number of agreements every year.
- New research relationships between the four campuses are created and established.
- Develop a cross-disciplinary research database that will link researchers throughout the state.