What is required for science and industry to work together, speak a similar language, and find common ground?
Leverage the real-world interdependencies that occur within the context of business/labor/science/academics/NGOs and
government. Successful information and knowledge transfer among scientists, academics, and their business partners requires
collaboration, establishing common goals, and cultural/organizational understanding. A forecast for the future of the
partnership/collaboration model for private/public cooperative efforts involving technology, proprietary information and
“necessary” sharing for results in the marketplace will be shown to support “industry driven models that are scientifically
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