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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 Spinnovator Programme at Ascenion

Founded in 2001 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the LifeScience Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Research, Ascenion is a technology transfer company focusing on the field of life sciences.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: 23 Institutes / University hospitals (Germany)
  • TTO: Ascenion GmbH
 

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The partnership between High-Tech Gründerfonds and German Universities

The High-Tech Gründerfonds (henceforth HTGF) is a public-private venture capital investment company founded in 2005 and based in Bonn. HTGF is an early stage seed investor that primarily focuses on high potential high-technology start-ups.

  • Aimed at: TTOs/PROs/Investors
  • University: High-Tech Gründerfonds
  • TTO: Various TTOs
 

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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 ‘Entrepreneurs in Transit’ program at The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, with a student community of nearly 40,000.

  • Aimed at: TTOs
  • University: The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
  • TTO: The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP)
 

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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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TechFounders Program at Technical University Munich

The Technical University Munich (TUM) is one of the biggest Universities of Technology in Germany with 40,000 students enrolled and a staff of 10,000. Core research areas are engineering, natural sciences and medicine but many areas are covered too.

  • Aimed at: TTO/Researcher/Industry
  • University: Technical University Munich (TUM) (Germany
  • TTO: UnternehmerTUM
 

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Success for SMEs on the Invest Horizon programme

The European Commission recognises that SME economic growth, innovation, job creation, and social integration are critical factors in the continued success of the sector and seek to better integrate and serve the needs of the SME.

 

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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