Collaborations are KeyInventors are usually collaborators, boundary spanners Lemelson/PrizesNetwork Theory – Toby Stuart, Laszlo Barabasi etc
Models to Support CommercializationCreate linkages between knowledge creation and venturecreation- Proof of concept centers- NSF i-Corp program-Github, Sunglass.io, Marbler, Academia.edu #OA
Commercialization Best Practices Encourage a mindset of permanent beta testing Invest in projects only when they have clear go/no gomilestones Project Managers are a critical asset Small funding increments not big Reward and celebrate failure (quick is better) as much assuccess
Network into and Support yourEntrepreneurial Ecosystem STARTUP America Partnership - Startup TN Competitions are important!!!
Incubators and AcceleratorsIncubators – dissertations x3NESTA: June 2011 The Startup FactoriesExperiential opportunities potentially more important thanentrepreneurship educationINCENTIVE ALIGNMENT IS CRITICAL
Does Place Matter?http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonbruner/2011/11/16/migration-in-america-vibrant-flux/