University Technology Transfer: Exploring the Role of Academic Entrepreneur and Emerging Skills in University Spin-Offs
University Technology Transfer: Exploring the Role of Academic Entrepreneur and Emerging Skills in University Spin-OffsMauro Sciarelli, Giovanni Catello Landi, Lorenzo Turriziani
Universities and higher education institutions are the main drivers of new knowledge and innovation within the socio-economic system (Visintin and Pittino, 2014; Vesperi et al., 2018). One of the most relevant mechanisms universities use for the economic exploitation of research outcomes and the consequent transformation of knowledge into new businesses is the creation of Universities Spin-offs (USOs).
On this ground, USOs become potential drivers for regional and national development as they can foster economic growth (Di Gregorio and Shane, 2003), create employment in science-based sectors (Clarysse et al., 2005; O’Shea et al., 2008), and bridge industry to science (Debackere and Veugelers, 2005).#Academic entrepreneurship #life-science sector #organizational capabilities #technology transfer #third mission #university spin-off