May 22, 2008
The head of Microsoft’s prestigious research facility in Cambridge comments on Europe’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to technology transfer:
I think in many areas, Europe is good, but we are not as good as our competitors in America or in China. In those countries, there is much more of an expectation that people doing research in universities as well as having an academic perspective will also think about how their ideas can be exploited, either by partnering with industry or by creating spin-out companies.
Listen to the full interview with Andrew Herbert here. [mp3], 5:45 miniScience