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40 years of the Bayh-Dole Act. The Academy-Technology Companies complex

"We publish a brief summary of the session on the Bayh-Dole Act that took place in Fide last March 10."

The past 10 of March Fide held a Teams session on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act. The session was moderated by Cristina Jimenez, President of Fide. It had the initial intervention of Pedro Garcia Barreno, Member of the Scientific Committee of FideJose Manuel Moreno Alegre, Co-director of Studia XXI, European Foundation for Society and Education and of the blog universitysi.es, Francisco Roman, President of the SERES Foundation and Javier Fernandez-Lasquetty, Elzaburu Partner, Member of the Academic Council of Fide.

Garcia Barreno made a historical tour of the birth of this Law in the United States and commented on the economic impact that it had (see PPT y technical note). On your side, Cheerful Brown, addressed the situation of the scientific community in Spain, emphasizing the need to generate incentives, to create connection spaces and structures and to apply adequate financing channels. For its part,  Roman, He explained the current moment experienced by and from companies, the current opportunity derived from the combination of vaccines and European funds. Likewise, he presented the situation of innovation, especially with regard to technology transfer from the point of view of companies. By last, Fernandez-Lasquetty (see PPT), commented on the generally recognized innovation indices and on the WIPO and EPO statistics on patents, to assess Spain's position with respect to other countries and where we should or could be in the medium and long term. He concluded his intervention by carrying out a comparative analysis of the Spanish model of the public science system (CSIC-Universities) in relation to the United States and the rest of Europe.

After these interventions, a debate was opened in which the attendees participated, coming from different backgrounds: scientific, academic, legal and business.

Further information:  

- A Moment of Truth for America.
- BayhDole25, Inc., The Bayh-Dole Act at 25, New York: 2006 Bayhdole25, Inc. April 17, 2006.
- European Commission, Recovery Plan for Europe, Official website of the European Union.
- The Economist, "Opinion: Innovation⿿s Golden goose", Economist Technology Quarterly, Q4 Dec 12th 2002

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