In this paper I describe some of the barriers and motivations involved in the process of creating spin-out companies from Danish universities – based on a study carried out at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Even if procedures are established to support the spin-out process, there are still barriers that hinder the process. In this paper I investigate these barriers and the possible motivations that could increase the number of spin-outs. I also discuss some of the processes and tools that could be implemented to support the process. Based on interviews with a number of stakeholders in the spin-out process the study reveals some of the barriers of the employees at the universities but also the other stakeholders view on the process. The investigation also reveals the various motivations for starting up a spin-out company and input to what the university/department can do to facilitate the process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks 2011|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
Conference number: 28
|Conference||IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks|
|Period||01/01/2011 → …|