Your Questions Answered: Technology Transfer


The Professional Developers of Iowa Spring 2009 Conference is being held in Sioux City May 27-29. This afternoon I had the opportunity to get some questions answered by Kenneith Kirkland, PhD, Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. about technology transfer and its uses.

Q: What is technology transfer?

Kirkland: Technology transfer is the process of getting inventions to companies so that they can develop them into products.

Q: What is the link between economic growth and technology transfer:

Kirkland: Technology transfer provides opportunity for economic development in the state of Iowa. We have $84 million worth of products in Iowa from licensing provided by this process.

Q: How have you been working with the Siouxland Initiative?

Kirkland: They have been very helpful for ISU. Joseph has been helping us make contacts in Iowa and in getting people interested in licensing.

Kirkland and Joseph Wright, JD, Siouxland Initiative will be presenting on Technology Transfer from a University later this afternoon at the PDI Conference.

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