“The Coventor is one example of how universities across the country are applying their research and expertise to fight the pandemic.”
“During this time, University technology transfer offices act as the bridge for new technologies to reach those who can quickly put them to work. The University of Minnesota is among the 82 universities and organizations to voluntarily sign on to the Association of University Technology Managers’ COVID-19 Licensing Guidelines, which aim to expedite solutions that address the pandemic by prioritizing the availability of COVID-19-related technologies for companies or organizations to license and put to use in society.”
“These humanitarian guidelines recommend universities design licenses to give more than one company access to the same technology and to not require royalty payments to the universities. In exchange, the company or organization licensing the technology must commit to rapidly producing and distributing its product or service to prevent, diagnose, treat, and contain COVID-19 and protect healthcare workers during the pandemic.”
“’Signing the AUTM pledge puts into words the shared commitment that the University of Minnesota and numerous other research institutions have to unite in serving the public good, especially during trying times,’ said Rick Huebsch, executive director of UMN Technology Commercialization. ‘The speed at which we can bring new discoveries into society is paramount right now, so we have all hands on deck. It’s encouraging to see the unprecedented level of collaboration taking place between industry leaders and University experts as we collectively focus on putting these new technologies to work.’”
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