University Startups and Spin-Offs

Guide for Entrepreneurs in Academia

Author: Manuel Stagars

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484206231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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University Startups and Spin-Offs teaches university students, researchers, and educators the most effective strategies and tactics for launching their own startups from academic platforms with the backing of school programs, public grants, incubators, seed accelerators, and private partnerships in all parts of the world. Serial entrepreneur Manuel Stagars advises students, faculty, and researchers how to test their ideas for marketability, how to develop commercial products out of research projects, and how to engage companies and investors with attractive value propositions. The author has seventeen years of experience as startup entrepreneur, founder of seven companies in the United States, Europe, and Japan, consultant to universities on commercializing their research programs, angel investor, and startup mentor. Stagars’ advice is field-tested, battle-hardened, and supported with a wealth of instructive first-hand examples from his international experience. The author advises academic entrepreneurs to take matters into their own hands instead of relying on the initiative and support of universities and governments. He shows students and researchers how to fit lean startup methods to their existing university ecosystems, leveraging their strengths without getting bogged down in bureaucratic morass. Avoiding theory and jargon, the book focuses on real-world situations, practical steps, checklists, and case studies. University students and researchers will learn the skills they need to become startup entrepreneurs on an academic platform. The final part of University Startups and Spin-Offs addresses university administrators, educators, technology licensing officers, incubator managers, and government grant officers. It shows them with practical examples from the private and academic sectors how to integrate startups into the fabric of the university, develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem for students and researchers, leverage latent network effects, build bridges between scientific research and industries seeking innovative solutions, enhance the public image of the university, and motivate the university’s best and brightest to engage in startup enterprises that will deliver benefits to the university and the public as well as to themselves.
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Entrepreneurial Universities

Exploring the Academic and Innovative Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz,Jaime Alonso Gómez,José M. Merigó-Lindahl,Carlos Rueda-Armengot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319479490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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This book analyses the importance of the entrepreneurial university, specifically in relation to the creation of entrepreneurial ideas and attitudes in students and entrepreneurial initiatives in academic institutions. The aim of the editors and contributing authors is to provide the reader with a set of experiences illustrating the advantages of communicating and encouraging entrepreneurship among students, thereby highlighting the “third mission” of the university: the need to adopt entrepreneurial strategy without disrupting the quality of teaching and research. Featuring initiatives from institutions around the world, the authors argue that the increasing importance of knowledge in the technical and social dimensions of today’s world provides greater relevance to the entrepreneurial university. In this context, universities transcend their traditional focus on teaching and basic research to carry out technology transfers, marketing ideas, and patent registrations, and incorporate spin-off companies that contribute to industrial innovations, economic growth, and job creation. In the teaching dimension, the entrepreneurial university represents a focus on programs which train students in the applications and most advanced practices in knowledge-driven fields. The book addresses such questions as: Can marketing ideas deteriorate the quality of research in the long term? What importance does the cultural framework have for an entrepreneurial education? What circumstances and programs facilitate spin-offs in universities What are the key features of entrepreneurial universities? In reference to entrepreneurship education in its broadest sense, then, it corresponds to the framework of ideas and general features on which entrepreneurship is founded: in-depth knowledge of the projects or ventures which they wish to carry out, capacity to perceive the relevant characteristics of the environment, and the leadership and goal setting skills to achieve success.
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The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship

Author: Albert N. Link,Donald S. Siegel,Mike Wright

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617834X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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Universities are now in the business of managing intellectual property portfolios and commercializing discoveries from their laboratories. Much of the money universities make from this is in the form of licensing revenue and IPO-related wealth. However, managing intellectual-property portfolios is still a very new business for universities, and administrators and policymakers are still uncertain about how best to navigate the many practical and fundamental issues that arise. Written for both practitioners and academics, The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurshipprovides a clear outline of the broad set of new practices and institutions that have sprung up to manage and sell intellectual property, from university technology-transfer offices and cooperative-engineering research centers to vast research parks. To determine what makes technology transfer work, the question is approached from a variety of perspectives: historically, internationally, and from the perspectives of professors, entrepreneurs, administrators, and regulators. Some chapters offer guidelines and examples of how to foster and maintain successful research ventures from various perspectives. Others explore how developments in university technology transfer affect the public interest and inform the notion of open innovation and science.
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Handbook of Bioentrepreneurship

Author: Holger Patzelt,Thomas Brenner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387483450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Providing an important and timely overview of research on the exciting area of entrepreneurship in biotechnology, The Handbook of Bioentrepreneurship examines one of the most promising industries of the 21st century. While genetically engineered food and biopharmaceuticals have made biotechnology part of our everyday life, starting a bioventure is among the most complex and risky entrepreneurial tasks given long development cycles, high technological and market uncertainty, and high capital intensity. Providing unparalleled in-depth and detailed analysis, this Handbook sheds light on business models and strategies, financing, cooperation networks between firms and universities, among other issues. With new developments in biotechnology increasingly in the news, this is an important source for readers interested in public policy, entrepreneurship, and business in the 21st century.
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Akademische Spin-offs

Erfolgsbedingungen für Ausgründungen aus Forschungseinrichtungen

Author: Joachim Hemer,Michael Schleinkofer,Maximilian Göthner

Publisher: edition sigma

ISBN: 3836081229

Category: Academic spin-outs

Page: 174

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Gründungs- und Überlebenschancen von Familienunternehmen

Author: Horst Albach,Andreas Pinkwart

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322908593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

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Die Autoren fragen nach den ökonomischen Grundlagen der Betriebswirtschaftslehre als Wissenschaft in Zeiten schnellen sozialen, technischen und wirtschaftlichen Wandels sowie erhöhten Wettbewerbsdrucks.
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Das Handbuch für Startups

Author: Bob Dorf,Steve Blank,Nils Högsdal,Daniel Bartel

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3955618137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Ein Startup ist nicht die Miniaturausgabe eines etablierten Unternehmens, sondern eine temporäre, flexible Organisation auf der Suche nach einem nachhaltigen Geschäftsmodell: Das ist die zentrale Erkenntnis, die dem "Handbuch für Startups" zugrundeliegt. Es verbindet den Lean-Ansatz, Prinzipien des Customer Development sowie Konzepte wie Design Thinking und (Rapid) Prototyping zu einem umfassenden Vorgehensmodell, mit dem sich aus Ideen und Innovationen tragfähige Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln lassen. Lean Startup & Customer Development: Der Lean-Ansatz für Startups basiert, im Unterschied zum klassischen Vorgehen, nicht auf einem starren Businessplan, der drei Jahre lang unverändert umzusetzen ist, sondern auf einem beweglichen Modell, das immer wieder angepasst wird. Sämtliche Bestandteile der Planung – von den Produkteigenschaften über die Zielgruppen bis hin zum Vertriebsmodell – werden als Hypothesen gesehen, die zu validieren bzw. zu falsifizieren sind. Erst nachdem sie im Austausch mit den potenziellen Kunden bestätigt wurden und nachhaltige Verkäufe möglich sind, verlässt das Startup seine Suchphase und widmet sich der Umsetzung und Skalierung seines Geschäftsmodells. Der große Vorteil: Fehlannahmen werden erheblich früher erkannt – nämlich zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem man noch die Gelegenheit hat, Änderungen vorzunehmen. Damit erhöhen sich die Erfolgsaussichten beträchtlich. Für den Praxiseinsatz: Sämtliche Schritte werden in diesem Buch detailliert beschrieben und können anhand der zahlreichen Checklisten nachvollzogen werden. Damit ist das Handbuch ein wertvoller Begleiter und ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für Gründerinnen & Gründer. Von deutschen Experten begleitet: Die deutsche Ausgabe des international erfolgreichen Handbuchs entstand mit fachlicher Unterstützung von Prof. Dr. Nils Högsdal und Entrepreneur Daniel Bartel, die auch ein deutsches Vorwort sowie sieben Fallstudien aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum beisteuern.
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The Biologist's Imagination

Innovation in the Biosciences

Author: William Hoffman,Leo Furcht

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199361320

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Scholars and policymakers alike agree that innovation in the biosciences is key to future growth. The field continues to shift and expand, and it is certainly changing the way people live their lives in a variety of ways. With a large share of federal research dollars devoted to the biosciences, the field is just beginning to live up to its billing as a source of innovation, economic productivity and growth. Vast untapped potential to imagine and innovate exists in the biosciences given new tools now widely available. In The Biologist's Imagination, William Hoffman and Leo Furcht examine the history of innovation in the biosciences, tracing technological innovation from the late eighteenth century to the present and placing special emphasis on how and where technology evolves. Place is often key to innovation, from the early industrial age to the rise of the biotechnology industry in the second half of the twentieth century. The book uses the distinct history of bioinnovation to discuss current trends as they relate to medicine, agriculture, energy, industry, ecosystems, and climate. Fast-moving research fields like genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, neuroscience, bioautomation and bioprinting are accelerating these trends. Hoffman and Furcht argue that our system of bioscience innovation is itself in need of innovation. It needs to adapt to the massive changes brought about by converging technologies and the globalization of higher education, workforce skills, and entrepreneurship. The Biologist's Imagination is both a review of past models for bioscience innovation and a forward-looking, original argument for what future models should take into account.
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The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University

Author: C. Sá,A. Kretz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113740101X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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Entrepreneurship is widely embraced today in political discourse, popular culture, and economic policy prescriptions. Several groups actively promote entrepreneurial thinking and practices in higher education. This book examines how this 'Entrepreneurship Movement' impacts higher education in Canada and the United States.
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The RECORD manual

benchmarking innovative research organisations in European accession countries

Author: European Commission. Directorate General for Research

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 75

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International Handbook on Industrial Policy

Author: Patrizio Bianchi,Sandrine Labory

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843768364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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This timely and much-needed Handbook reconsiders an old topic from a fresh perspective, raising a number of new, interesting and worthwhile issues in the wake of globalization.
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Handbook on the Entrepreneurial University

Author: Alain Fayolle,Dana T. Redford

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781007020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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This insightful Handbook offers a lens through which to view entrepreneurship strategy for higher education institutions, as it becomes increasingly necessary for universities to consider changing their strategies, culture and practices to become more entrepreneurial. Is the idea of an entrepreneurial university a myth or a reality? Is the university model capable of adapting to new evolving trends and a more complex professional world? And, what is the impact of entrepreneurship in education? Through extensive research and case studies from some of the leading entrepreneurial thinkers around the world, Alain Fayolle and Dana Redford answer these questions and raise further issues for debate. Particular focus is given to developing university strategy, public policy and start-up support as a means to foster graduate entrepreneurship. Each contribution explores different perspectives related to the entrepreneurial university concept and its role in stimulating economic growth through cooperative relationships with business and government. As a comprehensive study of the entrepreneurial university, this Handbook will prove invaluable to business and entrepreneurship students and academics, as well as university administrators, researchers and others interested in the evolution of the university.
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The Art of Unit Testing

Author: Roy Osherove

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826687221

Category: Electronic books

Page: 312

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Lesbare, wartbare und zuverlässige Tests entwickelnStubs, Mock-Objekte und automatisierte FrameworksEinsatz von .NET-Tools inkl. NUnit, Rhino Mocks und Typemock Isolator Unit Testing, richtig durchgeführt, kann den Unterschied ausmachen zwischen einem fehlgeschlagenen Projekt und einem erfolgreichen, zwischen einer wartbaren Code-Basis und einer, die niemand freiwillig anpackt, zwischen dem Nach-Hause-Kommen um 2 Uhr nachts oder zum Abendessen, selbst noch kurz vor dem Release-Termin. Roy Osherove führt Sie Schritt für Schritt von einfachen Tests zu Tests, die wartbar, lesbar und zuverlässig sind. Er geht danach auf die Grundlagen des Interaction Testings ein und stellt schließlich bewährte Vorgehensweisen für das Schreiben, das Verwalten und das Warten der Unit Tests in echten Projekten vor. Darüber hinaus werden auch fortgeschrittene Themen behandelt wie Mocks, Stubs und Frameworks wie etwa Typemock Isolator und Rhino Mocks. Sie werden eine Menge zu fortgeschrittenen Testmustern und zur Testorganisation, zum Arbeiten mit Legacy Code und auch zu untestbarem Code erfahren. Und Sie lernen Werkzeuge kennen, die Sie beim Testen von Datenbanken und anderen Technologien brauchen werden. Alle Beispiele sind mit Visual Studio in C# geschrieben, so dass die Beispiele insbesondere für .NET-Entwickler nützlich sind. Aber auch für Programmierer anderer Sprachen wird das Buch von großem Nutzen sein, da die Prinzipien des Unit Testings für andere Sprachen dieselben sind. Roys Blog finden Sie auf ISerializable.com. Aus dem Inhalt: Verwenden eines Test-Frameworks (NUnit)Grundlegende TestattributeStubs zum Auflösen von AbhängigkeitenInteraction Testing mit Mock-ObjektenTesthierarchie und OrganisationDie Säulen guter TestsIntegration von Unit Testing in das UnternehmenUmgang mit Legacy Code
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Frontiers in Materials Education:

Author: L. W. Hobbs,G. L. Liedl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 172

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The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners. This book was first published in 1986.
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