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Moving Ideas from Lab to Marketplace: A Guide to Research Moving Ideas from Lab to Marketplace: A Guide to Research
Many of today’s best innovations – the ones that have created powerhouse companies and have transformed industries, regions and society itself – started as a discovery in a lab. Firms that know Read More... Read More...
When Do Scientists Commercialize Their Inventions? Insights From the Theory of Planned Behavior When Do Scientists Commercialize Their Inventions? Insights From the Theory of Planned Behavior
What would you like to see in the future? Some common answers to this question might include a cure for cancer or other chronic diseases, or technologies that can help feed the world in ways that are Read More... Read More...
'Champions' Make Diverse Spin-off Teams More Successful 'Champions' Make Diverse Spin-off Teams More Successful
It’s become increasingly popular to commercialize innovation or technology from universities via spin-off companies. However, this process can be challenging because it usually originates in a Read More... Read More...
STEM Students and Faculty Can Gain Entrepreneurial Thinking and Skills STEM Students and Faculty Can Gain Entrepreneurial Thinking and Skills
The University of Minnesota MIN-Corps is one of about 100 sites of the National Science Foundation National Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which began with great fanfare in 2011 (1) . The Read More... Read More...
Teaching Students to Design and Commercialize New Products: A Journey in its Third Decade Teaching Students to Design and Commercialize New Products: A Journey in its Third Decade
Entrepreneurship education takes a variety of forms. In recent years, many colleges and universities have shown an interest in educational experiences that are both “cross-campus” and Read More... Read More...
How Strategy and Industry Should Shape Your Choice of Co-Founders How Strategy and Industry Should Shape Your Choice of Co-Founders
Entrepreneurs who want to turn a great idea into a thriving business inevitably need a team that can make it happen. What increases their odds of a successful venture: hiring mainly technical experts Read More... Read More...
Science Parks Connect Entrepreneurs and Public Resources in Emerging Economies Science Parks Connect Entrepreneurs and Public Resources in Emerging Economies
Unlike the US, most developing countries lack the regulatory and financial infrastructure needed to help promote entrepreneurship. Private resources such as venture capitalists, angel investors and Read More... Read More...
For the Best Customer Data, Look Beyond the Market For the Best Customer Data, Look Beyond the Market
Seed stage entrepreneurs must grapple with how they will scale their businesses. While this process includes many steps, discovering the proper product/market fit for the business is critical early Read More... Read More...
Conflict of Interest Policies Can Stifle Students and Innovation Conflict of Interest Policies Can Stifle Students and Innovation
In the private sector, collaboration between the people who develop and commercialize new technologies is essential to a successful new venture.  But in the college setting, Conflict of Interest Read More... Read More...
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How Can We Define 'Innovation'? How Can We Define 'Innovation'?
Innovation is a kind of Holy Grail in the world today. Companies strive for it, consumers often reward it, and policy-makers say we need more of it. But many people still find themselves asking, Read More... Read More...

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