Provides background on the rationale behind Federal efforts to promote cooperative R&D among industry, universities, and the Federal R&D establishment; and examines whether such joint ventures contribute to industrial competitiveness and what the role of the Federal Government should be in such arrangements. Discusses issues before Congress, including development, cooperative R&D in the manufacturing sector, defense v. civilian support, access by foreign firms, and direct v. indirect support; and summarizes related legislation.
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