When do university/industry partnerships turn into #conflicts of interest? #ethics #techtransfer

BHN’s planning to go to this event at Harvard tomorrow. Check back here for a report.

Institutional Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Universities 

A symposium organized by Dr. David Korn 

Friday, November 2, 2012

8:30am-6:30pm, reception to follow

Wasserstein Hall 

1585 Massachusetts Avenue

Milstein Conference Rooms, 2nd Floor

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, Massachusetts

This event will bring together a world-class line-up of speakers to address the institutional financial conflicts of interest faced by research universities.  President Obama has called on these universities to collaborate with industry, investors, and agencies to bolster entrepreneurship, commercialize research results, and enhance economic development – and a number of universities have pledged to do so.  Should this be a welcome development, or cause for concern?  How will this new role for research universities influence their traditional mission to educate and promote reliable, unbiased knowledge?

Speakers include:

Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.

Click here to register or here for conference web page and agenda.

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