Corporate perspective

Corporations and universities have grown closer in recent years and now have a number of points of interaction, including hiring graduates, collaborating on research and acquiring new university technologies. The following two experts offer a corporate perspective on university tech startups.
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"Over the last decade, companies have been very interested in exploring research opportunities with people at universities." ... more
Dr. Lawrence Friedman
Managing Director of the Energy Frontier Research Center at UMass Amherst and former External Relations and Innovation Head at Bayer Material Science
"The entrepreneur from the university really needs to help prepare that vision for what the mature product and technology will be like. [Large corporations] are looking for things that look like they're going to be large and mature in the future." ... more
Robert Balke
Principal, E&E Capital and Former Fortune 100 Executive