The Role of SMEs in Commercialising University Research & Development: The Asia-Pacific Experience

The Role of SMEs in Commercialising University Research & Development: The Asia-Pacific Experience Technopreneurs are emerging in the New Economy; yet Australia has a relatively weak innovation system. Authored by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Curtin International, Curtin University of Technology, this article enlightens the reader about technopreneurship. In this important think-piece, Professor Milton-Smith reflects on current realities; he addresses Australia's relatively weak innovation system and argues that a successful businessmodel is a necessity. He shows that we can learn from successful facilitators of research commercialisation, such as Yissum, which is the research development company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Zernike, a venture capital company in the Netherlands. Although Yissum is a university-based company, it has established an unusual record of achievement in technology transfer. It is currently a large source of applied research projects, filing 30 to 40 patent applications per year and, at any one time, promoting around 200 projects. Small Business Economics Springer Journals

The Role of SMEs in Commercialising University Research & Development: The Asia-Pacific Experience

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
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