Besides the new building, Dosser has other plans. He’s taking advantage of a Wright State University “embedded faculty” program, hiring a professor to help with research and development. Mound will pay half that professor’s salary while the university pays the other half, Dosser said.
It’s an initiative WSU President David Hopkins touched on at the recent Dayton Development Coalition annual meeting.
The idea is to deploy university experts to wring the greatest economic benefit out of Ohio-bred technologies and research, said S. Narayanan, dean of Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
The embedded faculty member will still publish papers and work with students, but the focus will also be on commercializing and licensing research with private businesses, Narayanan said.
“The university and the industry, they both have skin in the game,” he said.
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