SSHRC Grant to explore technology transfer

TrosowProf. Samuel Trosow has been awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from SSHRC to study the role of Canadian universities in transmitting knowledge in the forms of technology transfer mechanisms, intellectual property agreements and other knowledge diffusion policies.

The current round of Knowledge Synthesis Grants is entitled Leveraging Public Investment in Higher Education Research and Development to Stimulate Innovation. Trosow's project, Technology Transfer and Innovation Policy at Canadian Universities: Opportunities and Social Costs, will run through the end of May 2012.  He will be working with FIMS Ph.D. students Michael McNally and Laura Briggs.