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Fostering cross-campus entrepreneurship – Building technology transfer within UCD to create a start-up environment

O'Gorman, Colm orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-4732-7433 and Roche, Frank (2014) Fostering cross-campus entrepreneurship – Building technology transfer within UCD to create a start-up environment. In: Allen, Thomas J. and O'Shea, Rory, (eds.) Building Technology Transfer within Research Universities: An Entrepreneurial Approach. Cambridge University Press, pp. 213-240.

In this chapter we discuss the emergence of commercialization activity, and specifically the TTO and ILO functions, in University College Dublin (UCD). This case emphasizes (1) how a public university has sought to encourage commercialization activity and the organizational structures developed to support commercialization; (2) how, over a period of twenty years, the TTO and ILO functions and commercialization activity evolved in the absence of what might be considered many of the university attributes, such as high levels of funded research, typically associated with high levels of commercialization; (3) how policies aimed at encouraging the commercialization of university research were embedded within a broader industrial development strategy associated with both attracting inward FDI (foreign direct investment) and developing indigenous entrepreneurial activity in emerging sectors; and (4) how a new president in a traditional public university has sought to emphasize the contribution the university makes to economic development as a means for engaging in a significant restructuring of the university and the adoption of policies that seek to maximize research activity, in particular in emerging sectors such as biotechnology and ICT, to develop external linkages with industry, and to promote commercialization.
Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ireland spin-offs; Commercialisation of research; UCD
Subjects:Business > Innovation
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Copyright Information:© 2014 CUP
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20526
Deposited On:14 Apr 2015 09:53 by Colm O'gorman . Last Modified 23 Aug 2018 10:20

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