Bridging the gap from research-to-high-technology ventures with experienced entrepreneurs

Majken Kramer Overgaard, Karen Murdock, Monika Luniewska Jensen, Jes Broeng

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t: The paper outlines an initiative undertaken to increase the number of spin-outs from a research university. The Bridging the Gap (BtG) model takes a systematic approach to identify and match experienced external entrepreneurs at a very early stage in the technological development process with university researchers to improve the technology spin-out process. The experiences, market insight and network connections of experienced entrepreneurs when combine with technical knowledge and capabilities of the researchers create a strong resource base for start-ups. This strong resource base can shorten the actual time taken to spin-out a technology and also increase the prospects for the emerging start-ups to achieve sustainable growth. The empirical evidence to support the model comes from two research departments at the Technical University of Denmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The XXVI ISPIM Conference 2015
Number of pages14
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-779-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event26th ISPIM Innovation Conference: Shaping the Frontiers of Innovation Management - Budapest , Hungary
Duration: 14 Jun 201517 Jun 2015
Conference number: 26


Conference26th ISPIM Innovation Conference
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  • Technology
  • University researchers
  • University spin-outs
  • Experienced entrepreneurs
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Start-up resources
  • Time to spin-out


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