For many scientists, turning the results of their research into tools, products or patents means navigating the challenging — and often foreign — world of business. However, a “Shark Tank”-like effort at the University of Vermont that connects research scientists with industry leaders may offer a solution.
The idea started with a research scientist at Stanford. For 20 years Daria Mochly-Rosen worked as chemist, researching different pharmaceutical therapies.
But she was frustrated that no one was licensing the patents that Stanford filed on some discoveries. So she says she took a year off to start her own company.