Why would a researcher want to participate in the technology transfer process?

The reasons are unique to each researcher and may include:

  • Achieving financial and recognition reward
  • Generating additional lab/departmental funding
  • Attracting research sponsors
  • Making a positive impact on society
  • Feeling a sense of personal fulfillment
  • Meeting the obligations of a research or contract employment
  • Creating educational opportunities for students
  • Linking students to future job opportunities