Campus companies--UK and Ireland
The book explores commercial exploitation of university research through new company formation. It compares and contrast the practical experiences and opinions of universities and academic entrepreneurs - as elicited during face to face interviews with those engaged in spin-off companies - with the findings of published research in the field. The organisation and requirements for success in technology-based-spin-out firms are examined in detail and their performance is compared with similar non-university firms. The book aims:- to assess the extent to which the critical factors identified from the literature as influencing the formation, organisation and operation of university based companies are relevant to current practice- to test the hypothesis that university linked start up firms share many of the characteristics of new technology based firms but that there are also some other unique differences- to compare the characteristics of university spin-outs and non-university technology based companies.The book is set within the context of university/industry collaboration, the departure point is the influence of technology transfer on national and regional economic development.
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Technology Innovation in Economic Development
The Importance of New TechnologyBased Firms
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academic entrepreneurs academic staff activity added value amongst assessment BIOSYN cent of sales Chapter collaboration commercial commercialise company formation competition conflicts of interest consultancy differences economic embryonic employed employee employment engineering entrepreneurship example expenditure on R&D expertise exploitation external factors Figure form companies funding graduates growth high-technology holding company HT firms ibid identified importance industrial liaison innovation intellectual property interviews investment low-technology managers motivations non-university firms non-university HT Northern Ireland NTBFs OECD organisation percentage potential product champions profitability programme QUBIS Limited companies R&D expenditure recognised regions Republic of Ireland role sample Science Park sector shareholders significant sources spin-out companies stages success Table Teaching Company technology-based firms technology-transfer turnover UK universities UMIST university companies university firms University of Twente university research university spin-outs university staff university-linked firms university's university/industry venture wider university system