Pillars of academic innovation

February 20, 2018

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2018) - The new issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors ® (19:3) (full text) highlights papers from the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): "Recognizing Pillars of Academic Innovation." The NAI Annual Conference, held last year from April 5 to 7, 2017, in Boston, Mass., provides an annual forum for celebrating academic invention and inventors, recognizing and encouraging invention, and enhancing the visibility of university and non-profit research. This issue contains a special conference section and a general section.

"This issue of T&I explores the pillars that support academic innovation and invention activity, including public policy, industry-university partnerships, recognition of entrepreneurial faculty, and the mentorship of the next generation of innovators," said Dr. Paul Sanberg, president of the NAI and co-editor-in-chief of T&I. "This support is vital, as it provides the framework for life-saving and life-changing advances."

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The National Academy of Inventors is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and Innovation. http://www.academyofinventors.org

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