Tag Archives: innovation

Reflections on Shill Reflections on Bayh-Dole, 7: Grubbers, innovation, and march-in

Reflections on Bayh-Dole by “industry leaders”–shills out shilling for industry. Good shilling earns shillings, so it is a viable career choice. We use these shills reflecting on Bayh-Dole to also reflect on Bayh-Dole, though our reflections won’t earn us any … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Policy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

NIST’s “substantially fueled” premise for unleashing innovation

Here is a claim from the opening of a recent NIST report–1234–on “Unleashing American Innovation,” a “draft green paper”: The U.S. innovation system is substantially fueled by the discoveries and inventions arising from federally funded R&D at the Nation’s universities, … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Metrics, Policy | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on NIST’s “substantially fueled” premise for unleashing innovation

UW Continues to Ride Fake Startup Metrics

From 2008 to 2015, the University of Washington faked its startup metrics and won itself awards and reputation for its entrepreneurial and innovative chops. (See articles discussing UW fakery here and here and here.) Senior UW administrators concocted a story … Continue reading

Posted in Bozonet, Metrics | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on UW Continues to Ride Fake Startup Metrics

Vannevar Bush and the Unexpected Model of Innovation

In Science and Technology Policy in the United States: Open Systems in Action, Sylvia Kraemer spends a section of a chapter discussing Vannevar Bush and Science the Endless Frontier. Kraemer agrees that Science the Endless Frontier is an important document in … Continue reading

Posted in History, Innovation, Policy, Technology Transfer, Vannever Bush | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Vannevar Bush and the Unexpected Model of Innovation

On the warfarin path

We frame our expectations and our insights by the stories we tell.  This is true as well of the stories of innovation.   How does something new come into the world and reshape things?  We have two primary narratives–bane and boon–one, … Continue reading

Posted in IP, Social Science, Technology Transfer | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Two Yesses

The idea of innovation is complicated. Benoît Godin has shown in a series of articles that innovation until the last hundred years or so has been a derogatory term.  No one wanted to be called an innovator. Then in science, … Continue reading

Posted in Social Science, Technology Transfer | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Two Yesses

The Value of TLOs

The TLO (technology licensing office) is a bug in the grass of innovation. There’s so much more involved than holding patents on research inventions for money. However, bugs have their place in innovation, provided they are the right kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Bayh-Dole, Technology Transfer | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The Value of TLOs