Ivory Towers? Not

N. S.
December 2007
Red Herring;12/1/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 30, p42
Trade Publication
The article discusses the efforts of universities and research institutes in Israel in developing and selling technology. Yissum, Hebrew University's technology transfer company which along with similar companies at Israel's leading academic institutions, is spawning hundreds of startups at high-tech parks all over the country. Despite Israel's socialist beginnings, the country's academic institutions began setting up tech transfer companies early, back in the 1950s and early 1960s--setting a pattern U.S. universities followed only decades later. Two of the country's leading academic institutions, Hebrew University and the Weizmann Institute of Science, are among the world's top 15 academic institutions measured by revenues from intellectual property sales.


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