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Survey: University startups, products keep pace in 2009

from Technology News and Literature

The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the association of institutional technology transfer professionals, released yesterday its 2009 licensing survey, showing the volume of startups and new products last year about the same as in 2008, but the number of new patents filed in the U.S. dropping. AUTM's survey says personnel at universities, research institutes, and hospitals created 596 new companies in 2009, almost identical to the 595 created in 2008. In both years, about 7-in-10 new businesses started their companies in the same state as the institution. The number of startup companies still in business inched up from 3,381 to 3,423 in 2009. more

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