Increasing the number of spin-outs from Danish universities

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks 2011
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventIASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …
    Conference number: 28


    ConferenceIASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks
    CityCopenhagen, Denmark
    Period01/01/2011 → …


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