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Accessibility to funding and commercialization could be increased with new bill

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Both Republican and Democratic legislators are coming together to publicly support a bill that would make research funding and invention commercialization more accessible to University of Wisconsin employees. The bill would replace a 45 day review by the UW System Board of Regents, which is typically required for private contracting, with a policy that manages potential conflicts of interest, allowing for a faster transition into research and development. 

Ultimately, the bill would help increase UW employees' opportunities to pursue their research and innovations in a way that is more suitable to individual circumstances. The eventual result of this bill would amplify the growth of research and innovations rather than hinder explosive advancement opportunities. 

To learn more about the bill, read here for details