The slogan “shut up and calculate” was coined in the early 20th century during the great battle of theory and logic between physicists Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. It underscored the fact that fundamental discovery and industrial innovation are not always aligned. How so? Researchers are often motivated to unravel the unknown, without necessarily thinking of the practical applications of their work. Industrialists, on the other hand, may be motivated by real-world applications – without desiring to understand the underlying complex theories.
So here is a list we’ve put together to ensure that the most important aspects of license negotiations stay front and center.
Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin: We celebrate these entrepreneurs for their successes, and often equally extol the venture capitalists who backed their start-ups and share in their glory. Well-known VC firms such as Kleiner […]
When licensing or otherwise transferring intellectual property to a start-up company, a research institute can do this in return for equity, a royalty on future sales or a combination of both.
Depending on its policy and […]
Within the European context it is important to first of all emphasize that it is not a disgrace when an academic start-up company fails. Given the early stage nature of the technologies academic start-up companies […]
Many different aspects determine whether a start-up company is a success. Furthermore, the perception of success depends on the point of view and the particular involvement of the party assessing the success.
For instance, a founding […]