Role and reality: technology transfer at Canadian universities.

  title={Role and reality: technology transfer at Canadian universities.},
  author={Tania M Bubela and Timothy Caulfield},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  volume={28 9},
Technology transfer offices (TTOs) play a central role in the knowledge translation and commercialization agenda of Canadian universities. Despite this presumed mandate, there is a disconnect between the expectations of government and research institutions (which view TTOs' primary role as the promotion of profitable commercialization activities) and the reality of what TTOs do. Interviews with professionals at Canadian TTOs have revealed that, at their best, TTOs support the social and… CONTINUE READING

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