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- Universities harbor numerous resources for academic entrepreneurs.
- Academic entrepreneurship centers differ: the more comprehensive ones provide an array of services that support innovations at all stages of development.
- Universities often have educational programs to teach faculty about entrepreneurship; usually offered in business schools, they are increasingly being offered in engineering and medical programs.
- Entrepreneurship education increasingly involves experiential learning.
- Other entrepreneurial support at academic institutions includes: incubators, accelerators, mentoring, business plan competitions, and other programs that support the creation and maturation of startups.
- University seed funds can help early-stage startups breach the funding gap and attract new investors.
- Technology transfer offices (TTOs) focus on intellectual property (IP) protection for innovations stemming from university research, and increasingly provide other services and linkages that support the commercialization of innovations.
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Kumar, Anupam and Gooneratne, Nalaka
"Resources at Academic Entrepreneurship Centers,"
Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://repository.upenn.edu/ace/vol1/iss5/4