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Science first - Contributions of a university-industry toxic substances research and teaching program to economic development

  • Author(s): Bradshaw, T K;
  • Kennedy, K M;
  • Davis, P R;
  • Lloyd, L L;
  • Gwebu, N;
  • Last, Jerold A
  • et al.
Abstract

Public policy establishing the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program helped to establish the state's environmental technology industry. The multidisciplinary "science-push" program generated economic development benefits including leveraged research funding and at least two hundred new private sector jobs, twenty-five spin-off companies, and over one hundred patents.

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