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A look at recent startups at Duke

A recent tweet called out the Duke University technology transfer program for starting 12 companies so far in 2022. That’s a good number of startups for a university. We should applaud. But the tweet went on to attribute the startups … Continue reading

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Undermining Bayh-Dole by relying on it? 2

We are working through an op/ed published in April 2021 by Niels Reimers, one of the recognized university TLO leaders from the 1970s on. We are working through it now because the Bayh-Dole Coalition is using quotes from it to … Continue reading

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UW startups for FY2013 four years later, 1

[Some 2022 updates below.] In 2014, Research Enterprise ran a series of articles on the fake startup metrics at the University of Washington: Only 1 University of Washington Startup for FY 2014 4 Not 17 University of Washington Startups in … Continue reading

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Getting at the truth about Bayh-Dole’s impact, Part 5

Now we get to the crunch of Catherine Kirby’s blog article–published at a Rice University web site for entrepreneurship–with the section “Did the Bill Work?” Since the passage of the Bayh-Dole Act, more than 5,000 new companies have formed from federally … Continue reading

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We are delighted to help Stanford become a better university [laughter]

University of Washington president Michael Young gave a ten-minute talk in February 2012 at the opening of a business incubator on the UW campus. The talk is fascinating as a rationalization for the $100M effort to flip faculty and student startups … Continue reading

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The Bully Pulpit

University of Washington president Michael Young gave a brief talk on technology transfer as he opened Fluke Hall as a startup incubator. In the talk, among other things Young challenged C4C, the UW licensing operation, to double the number of … Continue reading

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Faked Metrics in University of Washington “Commercialization”

[Updated to include a detail on the collateral damage done by UW taking over Fluke Hall. Updated also with a link to a discussion of SNUPI–rebranded WallyHome, tech acquired by Sears. Update 6/1/17 to include a discussion of IDGenomics; Update … Continue reading

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Only 1 University of Washington Startup for FY 2014

We have been asking whether public universities are honestly reporting their economic development activities, and at least for the University of Washington, the answer is “no.” The University of Washington released a list of 18 startup companies it claimed to … Continue reading

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