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- We help people act with insight.
- We help companies grow from the inside.
- We help employees turn into thinkers.
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If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
on Patents and Freedom of Ideas
Services > University-Industry Collaboration
In a globally connected world, universities and industries can no longer survive in splendid isolation. Without active collaboration with universities on research and technology, the next generation technology and business leaders cannot understand the most important issues facing society leave alone find solutions to those issues. The time has come for both universities and industry to reassess their traditional roles and find innovative ways of creating synergistic partnerships between the two. In this University-industry collaboration is the key factor.
Acadinnet's collaboration related services include matching technology experts to industry needs, and assisting in setting up university-industry collaborative projects where intellectual property creation is a key factor. Acadinnet also carries out SWOT analysis for engineering colleges to enhance their appeal to industry for university-industry collaboration.
In specific cases, under an agreed upon contract signed by all parties involved, Acadinnet may accept to be an intermediate partner in a university-industry collaboration project. In such cases, Acadinnet may provide such services as S&T consultancy, proposal and/or report writing, software development, conduct research in specific areas, facilitate intellectual property protection, project monitoring activities, etc. as agreed upon.
Acadinnet can complement the efforts of the National Science Foundation of the United States' Innovation Corps (I-Corps) initiative through its mentoring program.
Acadinnet's engagement policy
When Acadinnet is an intermediate partner, it will reserve the right to terminate its participation in the collaborative project if either of the other two parties indulges in unethical practices in relation to scientific publication and/or matters related to intellectual property rights, by providing a written notice of such termination. Where ethical practices allow a member of Acadinnet to be listed as an author in a document or listed as an inventor in a patent application or receive awards and/or honors as a result of the said member's participation in the collaborative project, such opportunities will not be denied to said member unless voluntarily renounced by the said member. Non-payment of dues to Acadinnet, in violation of the signed contract, may result in Acadinnet unilaterally withdrawing from the project without any liability devolving on Acadinnet or any of its associates, or members, or employees.
1 Web site of NSF I-Corps, http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp . "The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program will bring together the technological, entrepreneurial, and business know-how to bring discoveries ripe for innovation out of the university lab."
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