tate discussion about the precursors to, and the characteristics of, successful joint ventures. In this report we summarize the case studies as they were presented by those involved directly in these activities, and the content of breakout discussions. Though it does not purport to be comprehensive, we hope that this brief report of experience in the critical area of industry-university partnerships can serve as a road map for others seeking to stimulate and to nurture collaborative research relationships between industrial and academic participants.

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