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Academic Spin-Offs and Technology Transfer in Europe

Best Practices and Breakthrough Models Edited by Sven H. De Cleyn, iMinds vzw, Ghent and University of Antwerp, Belgium and Gunter Festel, FESTEL CAPITAL, Fuerigen, University of Basel Switzerland and Technical University of Berlin, Germany
While the US has traditionally been successful in commercialising new technologies, Europe is confronted with an increasing dependency for fast developing technologies like biotechnology or ICT, despite having some of the best universities in the world. This book will explore the key attributes of commercialising academic knowledge, focusing on spin-offs. Bringing together the visions and best practices used by leading academics and professionals across Europe, the editors provide new and practical insights on the topic in an attempt to resolve the European paradox.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78471 737 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Innovation Policy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology and ICT
While the US has traditionally been successful in commercialising new technologies, Europe is confronted with an increasing dependency upon fast developing technologies like biotechnology or ICT, despite having some of the best universities in the world. This book will explore the key attributes of commercialising academic knowledge, focusing on spin-offs.

Bringing together the visions and best practices used by leading academics and professionals across Europe, Sven H. De Cleyn and Gunter Festel offer new and practical insights on technology transfer in an attempt to resolve the European Paradox. Innovative contributions provide new insights into the special approaches used by European institutes when it comes to fostering and supporting technology transfer activities and the creation of new academic spin-off ventures. This book illustrates the tools they have developed via compelling examples of successful corporate alliances with academic institutes and public research organisations.

Practical and insightful, this book will appeal to researchers, policy-makers and educators interested in technology transfer and high-tech entrepreneurship. Investors will also gain from a greater understanding of the benefits of academic spin-offs and technology transfer offices will find a wealth of information to help improve operations for their creation.
Contributors: R.V. Basaiawmoit, J. Bauer, M. Brandkamp, M. Cantamessa, S.H. De Cleyn, G. Festel, F.K. Fink, F. Gielen, V.A. Gilsing, M.L. Justesen, M. Keckl, F. Kirschenhofer, M. Klofsten, J. Kratzer, T. Lambertus, H. Lebret, E. Lundmark, U. Mahr, K.V. Moltzen, M. Mrozewski, I.M.M.J. Reymen, A.G.L. Romme, B. Schmalfuß, H. Schönenberger, E. van Burg, A. von Matuschka
Contents:

Introduction
What is the current state of knowledge transfer at research institutions in Europe, what are the main challenges and why does it matter?
Sven H. De Cleyn and Gunter Festel

PART I SHAPING THE ECOSYSTEM
1. I3P as university business incubator – A dual mission in technology transfer and start-up ecosystem development
Marco Cantamessa

2. Strategies for designing new venture units in complex contexts
Elco van Burg, Isabelle M.M.J. Reymen, A. Georges L. Romme and Victor A. Gilsing

3. TU Berlin - An entrepreneurial university in an entrepreneurial city
Matthias Mrozewski, Agnes von Matuschka, Jan Kratzer and Gunter Festel


PART II SUPPORTING AND COACHING SPIN-OFFS
4. Systematic spin-off processes in university-industry ecosystems
Helmut Schönenberger

5. Supporting new spin-off ventures – Experiences from a university start-up program
Magnus Klofsten and Erik Lundmark

6. ‘Intrapreneurship at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’: How to stimulate greater entrepreneurship among researchers
Julia Bauer, Matthias Keckl, Thorsten Lambertus and Björn Schmalfuß

PART III FINANCING SPIN-OFFS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
7. Incubation to address the ‘innovation gap’
Ulrich Mahr and Florian Kirschenhofer

8. The Seed Challenge
Michael Brandkamp

PART IV INNOVATIVE TOOLS FOR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
9. Founding Angels as an emerging angel investment model to support early stage high-tech spin-offs
Gunter Festel

10. Flipping the knowledge transfer model using start-ups: How entrepreneurs can stimulate faster adoption of academic knowledge
Sven H. De Cleyn and Frank Gielen

11. Stimulating student entrepreneurship within a traditional university model: The case of the AU Student Incubator
Mia L. Justesen, Rajiv V. Basaiawmoit, Flemming K. Fink and Kirstine V. Moltzen

PART V INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON ACADEMIC SPIN-OFFS AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
12. What Europe still has to learn from the US in academic innovation
Hervé Lebret

PART V CONCLUSION
13. Academic spin-offs and technology transfer in Europe – Concluding insights and outlook
Sven H. De Cleyn and Gunter Festel

Index