Academic Entrepreneurship: How to Bring Your Scientific Discovery to a Successful Commercial Product
• Addresses a growing trend of academic faculty commercializing their discoveries, especially those supported by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health
• Offers faculty a pathway and easy-to-follow steps towards determining whether their discovery / idea / technology is viable from a business perspective, as well as how to execute the necessary steps to create and launch a start-up company
• Has a light-hearted and accessible style of a step-by-step guide to help graduate students, post-docs, and faculty learn how to go about spinning out their research from the lab
• Includes interviews by faculty in the disciplines of materials science, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, energy, and mechanical devices – offering tips and discussing potential pitfalls to be avoided
About the Author
Chapter 1: So, You Have a Game-Changing Discovery… Congratulations!
Chapter 2: Now What? Protect Your Intellectual Property.
Chapter 3: Are They Buying What You’re Selling? The Search Phase
Chapter 4: Friend or Foe: The Tech Transfer Office and Licensing
Chapter 5: Proof-Of-Concept Centers: Bridging the Innovation Gap
Chapter 6: Start-Up Management: You’ve to Kiss a Lot of Frogs
Chapter 7: Graduate Students and Post-docs, Start-Up Your Career
Chapter 8: Incubators and Accelerators, It's Time to Move Out
Chapter 9: Do You Believe in Angels? Financing Your Company
Chapter 10: Your Roadmap: Avoid the Potholes