07 / August 2012
Kauffman Foundation releases study on entrepreneurship and university spinoffs
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has released a new study on the role of faculty and student entrepreneurship in university technology transfer, specifically as it relates to spinoffs.
In this study the authors relate universities’ technology transfer offices and successful commercialization of innovation to university culture as a whole, specifically how an institution sponsors entrepreneurship. The research highlights four “pathways” to spinoff development, details the responsibilities and expected contributions of all of the players, and points out the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.