This book, Research to Revenue: A Practical Guide to University Start-Ups, is ideal resource for those who are starting on projects in or working in the fields of entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and commercialization. For guide of careers in technology transfer see the article, “Discovery to Development PhD Careers in Industry – Commercialization and Tech Transfer (Article 3)” and for understanding the future growth of this field see, “The State-of-the-Art and Future of Start-Ups, Tech Transfer, and Commercialization in Universities in America”
Authors: Don Rose and Cam Patterson
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Our Review: Don Rose and Cam Patterson do a great and thorough job of going through the early and late steps of startup, answering questions like:
Should you partner? How should I seek funding? Getting legal advice? etc… Great book for your library working in tech transfer, or starting a startup from academics.
University start-ups are unique in the world of business and entrepreneurship, translating research conducted at and owned by universities into market-ready products–a complex process that requires a combination of scientific, technical, legal, business, and financial skills to be successful… Start-ups have the potential to generate revenue for universities, enhance faculty recruitment and retention, create jobs, and create investment opportunities for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Research to Revenue presents the first-ever comprehensive guide to understanding, starting, and managing university startups.
Most helpful review on Amazon:
“I’ve been doing IP commercialization out of universities for 20 years. This is the best outline I’ve read yet. Worth getting if you are trying to spin-out a startup or are simply trying to work with a university.”