Private Assets, Public Mission: The Ethics and Politics of University Technology Transfer

october, 2009

15oct3:30 pm5:30 pmPrivate Assets, Public Mission: The Ethics and Politics of University Technology Transfer

Event Details

presents a colloquium by

David Winickoff
Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Society, UC Berkeley

“Private Assets, Public Mission: The Ethics and Politics of University Technology Transfer”

Abstract
We will look at the institutional contexts of innovation in the life sciences: universities, foundations, industrial capitalism, venture capital, and international aid. How are the domains of public and private being constructed through patterns of intellectual property, research funding, and technology transfer? What is being constituted as “clean and green” and by whom? What are the effects of innovation systems on distribution of resources, technological divides, international development, and access to innovation? What are the obligations of different innovators in terms of both the process and results of innovation? Current work involves the commons in science and technology; the modern R and D system, intellectual property, the “social contract for science”; and the distributional dilemmas of modern research universities. (Click here for bio)

Thursday, October 15th
3:30 – 5:00 pm
2125 Rolfe Hall
Refreshments will be served
Reception to follow

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(Thursday) 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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