Tech Transfer Offices only “Tip of the Iceberg”

A new report examining the commercial activity resulting from academic research shows that a sizable number of scientists are bypassing university patent and licensing offices to start new firms.

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Middle age crazy? It’ll cost to do your thing

 Going solo has always been high on the list of midlife moves, even more common in a job market like today’s. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a quarter of new U.S. ventures in 2009 were so-called “necessity entrepreneurship” moves (precipitated by a layoff or other income loss), up from 13% in 2008.