One significant fact that sets Open Entrepreneurship apart from other entrepreneurial programs is that the program is embedded directly in the cutting-edge research environments. The program aims to create and capture as much value as possible of the research done at the participating universities by matching researchers with seasoned entrepreneurs and business angels. These professionals (who traditionally are external to the universities) are invited directly into the lab environment and become co-founding team members for the research based start-ups, typically in a role as CEO or co-founding board member.
A primary goal is to establish more sustainable start-ups from university research. And in addition, to identify more opportunities for “spinning-in” technology into established companies. All serve the same goal: to create and capture value for the society.
The reasoning behind focusing on early stage research and enabling the match early on, is that there is a gap to be bridged.
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universities are part of OE. The rest will be invited in after the 2 year pilot phase ends.
in the US, UC Berkeley, is our strategic partner.
employees work to realize Open Entrepreneurship.
This case further explores the breakthrough last December where MIT researchers showed that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice. The team working on this case is based at DTU Fotonik in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark. Prof. Jes Broeng and Master student Marcus Schultz Carstensen visited DTU Fotonik‘s new talk show, Innovation Corner. Watch the video on the link below.