Title: National Science Foundation
Publication: Assistive Technology Transfer Update: Vol. 5 (Spring) Annual Report, 2001-2002
According to Mr. James Rudd, Program Manager at NSF, the majority of technology
transfer activity occurs within the Engineering Directorate's Industrial
Innovation programs, which includes the SBIR/STTR
programs, the Engineering Research Center program,
and the Academe/Industry Liaison program. NSF programs
addressing assistive technology issues include
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, Human/Computer
Interactions, and Biomedical Engineering
- Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities (BRAD).
The BRAD program designs
for people with disabilities. Transfer
efforts are left to the grantees and their home institutions,
although all projects are summarized
in an annual publication.
Despite NSF's basic science history, it is exploring ways to balance societal
and economic benefits of programs. Related technology transfer issues are:
Intellectual property rights regarding funded innovations.
grantees in the commercialization process.
Improving the process of technology transfer both internally and through
technical assistance to grantees.
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