Another new year is around the corner, and in American higher education we might wonder what’s new in university-industry collaboration.

Traditionally, when a company works with a university, it’s primarily either to collaborate on research and innovation or to recruit talents and up-skill employees. Occasionally, a company decides to build an office or a factory on the land owned by a university, and the town-gown neighborhood benefits from such economic development because jobs and knowledge are created together.

Lab To Life: You Use It Here (on Our Campus) First
Mung Chiang
Krach Institute for Tech...