SIU Office of Tech Transfer receives national ranking
A national organization promoting economic opportunity has ranked Southern Illinois University Carbondale among its top 100 in the country for technology transfer.
The Milken Institute’s Center for Jobs and Human Capital placed SIU at No. 76 out of 225 in the nation in its Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index of Universities & Research Institutions ranking, which it released in April.
Robert Patino, director of the SIU Office of Technology Transfer, said the report confirmed that the university’s efforts in those areas compare favorably with other top universities with far more research funding – in some case six to eight times more – at their disposal.
“The report underscores the continued need for funding in our research and investment in our economic development centers to remain economic hubs in our respective communities and to attract scientists to pursue innovative endeavors,” Patino said.