Bill would make it easier for UW researchers to fund, commercialize discoveries
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Bill would make it easier for UW researchers to fund, commercialize discoveries

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Bill would make it easier for UW researchers to fund, commercialize discoveries

Republican and Democratic legislators are backing a bill designed to make it easier for University of Wisconsin employees to privately fund and commercialize their research.

Rep. Dave Murphy, R-Greenville, chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee, and former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, chair of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges and a member of the Joint Finance Committee, ordered the drafting of a bill that would provide a new exemption from a state prohibition on public employees entering into contracts in which they have a private financial interest.

 

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