From time to time I see in newspaper articles stuff like "scientists from the university of...have discovered a new..." which seems like a really fabulous idea/procedure/products, something surely to make money in the future.
However, I wonder how I would go about investing in these sorts of things?
From what I understand (and it's not much), scientists, mostly at universities, undergo research and when they come up with something, they sell it off to companies? How would I go about finding out which companies have bought which ideas/procedures/products? Or is there no way to find out?