Spurring Innovation: Structuring a University Incubator

Topics: Technology Transfer, Research Enterprise, Revenue Enhancement, Administration and Finance

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Research Questions

  • What affiliated entities are institutions using to spur innovation?
  • How is intellectual property created in conjunction with the affiliated entity handled?

Summary

Although university labs generate a large volume of commercializable technology, individual engineers are often ill-equipped to form a viable startup company.  This report profiles six university incubators, organizations which serve as launch pads for startup firms and provide office space, business expertise and shared business services.

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