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Creating a start-up: Managing conflict of interest

Faculty and staff involvement in a start-up company (a newly-formed, privately-held, for-profit company) based on their own research and intellectual property creates opportunities for development and commercialization of inventions.

 

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Creating a start-up: Evaluating the 'success' of a company

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.

 

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Creating start-up: Accessing the appropriate investment capital

Money has no smell. However, within the market there are different types of venture capitalist, which vary in terms of amount of capital invested per participation, management style and objectives, requirements with respect to the company management team, etc.

 

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IDEA++ program at Lund University

Lund University is the second oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1666. With nearly 50,000 students and a staff of 7,500 it is also the biggest, covering every field of academic research.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher
  • University: Lund University (Sweden)
  • TTO: LU Innovation System
 

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The Innova Programme at Polytechnic University of Valencia

The Polytechnic University of Valencia is a Spanish University focused on Science and Technology. As a University, it was founded in 1971. Nowadays, it has 40,000 students enrolled and an academic staff of 2,600.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) (Spain)
  • TTO: UPV CTT - Innova Spain
 

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The ENP Programme at Linköping University

Linköping University is one of the biggest universities in Sweden with 27,000 students and 3,200 staff, founded in 1975. It provides teaching and research in all major areas.

  • Aimed at: TTO/PRO/Researchers/Industry
  • University: Linköping University (Sweden)
  • TTO: Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
 

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Technology scouting at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The NMBU Technology Transfer (NMBU TTO) was established in 2004 to create value from good ideas and research results from Norwegian Institute of Life Sciences. Unlike many other TTOs in Norway, the TTO at NMBU is an internal unit that belongs to the Research Department.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) (Norway)
  • TTO: NMBU Technology Transfer (NMBU TTO)
 

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TechID units at the Hospitals of Copenhagen Region of Denmark

Copenhagen University Hospital is a conglomerate of several hospitals in the region, together with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The Hospital has 5 strategic research areas, and a clinical research centre.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs/Research Hospitals/Policy-makers
  • University: Hospitals of Copenhagen Region of Denmark (Denmark)
  • TTO: Clinical Research Centre and the regional Centre for Innovation and Research
 

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Proof-of-Concept funding at University College London (UCL Business)

Founded in 1989, UCL Business plc is the technology transfer company of University College London and several hospitals of the National Hospital System in the UK and has more than 40 employees.

  • Aimed at: TTO/PROs/Researcher
  • University: University College London (United Kingdom)
  • TTO: UCLBusiness
 

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Proof-of-concept funding at the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich

One of the main challenges faced by Unitectra from the moment of its establishment was to effectively manage the provision of technology commercialization services and proof-of-concept funding to multiple universities, hospitals and research institutions.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: University of Basel, University of Bern, and University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • TTO: Unitectra
 

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Proof-of-concept funding and technology assessment at KTH RIT

Established in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. KTH has more than 18,000 students and about 5,000 employees, including nearly 300 professors.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs/Policy-makers
  • University: KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
  • TTO: KTH Innovation
 

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Proof-of-Concept funding and Green Light Start-up Accelerator at TUO

VSB Technical University of Ostrava (VSB-TUO) was founded 1849. It has an academic staff of 670 and 24.000 enrolled students and is a university specialized in mining, engineering, environmental sciences and nano technology.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: Innovation Support Centre
  • TTO: Technical University of Ostrava and related partners (Czech Republic)