les Nouvelles - December 2006

Swords Into Plowshares: How Tech Transfer (Unless We Mess It Up) Can Help Change The World

Joseph Allen

Vice-President and General Manager, IP Management Group, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.A.

There is a pressing need for our profession to speak up on what we are about. A little reflection shows that what we are really doing is fostering international economic development. And what could be more important in the current world situation? We need to take this larger view. Broad based economic growth is intricately linked with political freedom. Political freedom fosters stable international relations. Stable international relations promote wealth creation. And so the cycle grows.

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