Did you know that more than 95% of technologies developed in universities never make it to market?

When the commercial relevance of technologies isn't immediately obvious these publicly or philanthropy-funded research are too often left collecting dust on the shelf.

The RSC has teamed up with an Oxford University spin-out to sponsor six challenges on Marblar - a radical new online platform for finding applications for unused scientific discoveries.

Marblar aims to remove this bottleneck by crowdsourcing ideas for real-world applications from the global science and technology community, with the ultimate goal to create new products and new companies that will drive job creation around these innovative discoveries. 

http://www.rsc.org/AboutUs/News/PressReleases/2012/RSC-supports-Marblar.asp
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