Nichole Mercier: On universities, women and innovation

Nichole Mercier, director of Washington University’s Office of Technology Management, is passionate about achieving gender parity in tech transfer, the practice of bringing scientific discoveries and innovations to market.

Though academic women innovators increasingly understand the value of their intellectual capital, the numbers who go on to commercialize their discoveries and found new businesses remain disproportionately low.

In a recent commentary in the St. Louis Business Journal, Mercier discusses the particular challenges women entrepreneurs face and what universities can do to help close the gap between them and their male counterparts.

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