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Title: Technology transfer via invention review: year 3 progress report
Author: James A Leahy
Published: 1997
Publication: RESNA Conference: Pittsburgh, PA

In September 1993 the RERC on Technology Evaluation and Transfer (RERC-TET) became operational. In the subsequent 36 months, the RERC has received over 2400 telephone, mail, or electronic inquiries from inventors. Those inquiries resulted in 750 submission packages being sent out, 260 device submissions, 102 product evaluations, and 43 devices deemed appropriate for commercialization. This paper reviews the progress of the program, and evaluates the results of a supply push model of technology transfer (4) has in the field of assistive technology.

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