§5B-2C-1. Legislative purpose


Published: 2015

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WVC 5 B- 2 C- 1

§5B-2C-1. Legislative purpose.

(a) The Legislature hereby finds that educational and economic

development require an integrated program of support for research

and development, assistance in the transfer of technological

innovations and discoveries to public and private enterprises and

facilitation of the commercialization of intellectual property. To

that end, the state recognizes the need for:

(1) Informed analysis of the status of science and technology

research, development and commercialization capabilities,

infrastructure and activities within West Virginia and the

development of innovative options that build upon and expand them

with the goal of increasing the gross state product;

(2) Coordination of efforts to attract private and federal

assistance for research, development and commercialization in those

fields most likely to maximize the gross state product;

(3) Increased collaboration between all of the federal, state

and private research and development and technology

commercialization organizations in the state;

(4) Strengthening the leadership and support of the West

Virginia experimental program to stimulate competitive research;

and

(5) Leadership in science and technology policy.

(b) The Legislature therefore declares that creation of a West

Virginia academy of science and technology will promote and foster

the educational and economic development of the state.





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