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An Assessment of the SBIR Program at the National Institutes of Health
TABLE 4-25 University Involvement in SBIR Projects
The Principal Investigator (PI) for this Phase II project was a faculty member.
The Principal Investigator (PI) for this Phase II project was an adjunct faculty member.
Faculty or adjunct faculty member (s) work on this Phase II project in a role other than PI, e.g., consultant.
Graduate students worked on this Phase II project.
University/College facilities and/or equipment were used on this Phase II project.
The technology for this project was licensed from a University or College.
The technology for this project was originally developed at a University or College by one of the participants in this Phase II project.
A University or College was a subcontractor on this Phase II project.
SOURCE: NRC Phase II Survey.
Advanced Targeting Systems, in San Diego, has forged an extended and very successful research partnership with a senior scientist at the University of Utah. Other companies have made similar arrangements.
Just ov er half (54 percent) of all respondents indicated that there had been involvement by university faculty, graduate students, and/or a university itself in developed technologies. This involvement took a number of forms, as shown by Table 4-25.
The wide range of roles played by university staff and students indicates once more the multiple ways in which SBIR projects feed the knowledge base of the nation. Involvement in these projects provides opportunities for university staff different than those available within the academy.