Invention, Knowledge Transfer, and Innovation.

Invention, Knowledge Transfer, and Innovation

February 29, 2024
Explore extensive data on the activities that comprise the innovation process, including patenting and trademark activities, knowledge transfer, and trends in innovation financing. Invention leads to innovation, job creation, and new business formation; every sector plays an important part through knowledge transfer activities.

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Funding Opportunities

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Restricted Use Data Licensing.

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Federal Computer Assisted Survey Information Collection (FedCASIC) Workshops

The 2024 annual workshops will focus on the innovation and technology of government surveys.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) 2024 Forum

Join higher education professionals to network, share best practices, and learn from practical workshops led by the field's leading experts.

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