WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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;
(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.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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