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April 2017

Private Companies Fund Public-University Research

  At the University of California, Davis, researchers are regularly invited to attend on-campus meet-and-greets with potential corporate funders to discuss possible sponsorship opportunities. Handshakes and business cards are routinely exchanged—so are nondisclosure agreements. Jonathan [...]

10 Universities Spending Billions on R&D

U.S. universities and colleges spent a combined $68.8 billion on research and development in 2015. R&D spending is highly concentrated among the top research universities, with the top 20 schools accounting for more than 30% [...]

March 2017

UK university-industry links at risk from Brexit 

Large United Kingdom research-intensive universities are most at risk of having their collaborative links with industry damaged by Brexit, according to a new report from three experts from Leiden University in the Netherlands. The report, [...]

Amazon Extends University Ties in AI Race

Amazon has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the latest move by a technology firm to nurture ideas and talent in artificial intelligence research. The ecommerce company [...]

Monsanto donates lab to drive University of Wisconsin agricultural innovation

A new, $10 million plant research lab could help the University of Wisconsin further its research on genetically modified organisms and agricultural production. Monsanto, a company working on agricultural biotechnology, donated the lab to UW earlier [...]

Research in 3-D: Lockheed Martin Teams Up with Brigham Young University on Virtual Reality

PROVO, Utah, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Brigham Young University (BYU) are collaborating to apply gaming technology for engineering purposes, allowing users to interact with, record and share engineering designs in [...]