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The Democrat & Chronicle launches its Innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business blog!

Dr. Stephen Dewhurst, from the University of Rochester, has teamed up with a number of other university members to provide content for the new initiative, and his latest piece is featured below:

What’s your commercialization plan? 

Last week, I found myself helping to write a Commercialization Plan for a small business research grant application.

Like most academics, I have a pretty limited understanding of what “commercialization” really means.  Most of us figure that if we make a discovery that could help to treat or cure a specific disease, then we’ve done our bit.  But of course, that’s only half the battle.

An invention is a wonderful thing.  But without a plan to bring it to the marketplace, its not going to actually help people or improve lives.

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Welcome to the University of Rochester UR Ventures Interactive Blog!! UR Ventures facilitates the protection of Intellectual Property and the commercialization — or transfer — of technologies resulting from the cutting-edge research being conducted by our world-class scientists, faculty, and staff. We are here to translate scientific innovation into tangible products or methods that advance knowledge and serve the public good while returning income to the inventor and to the University to support further research.

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