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Roadmap for setting up an academic spin-off

Posted on June 26, 2015

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Dr Xavi Martí
Research Scientist at Czech Academy of Sciences

Roadmap for setting up an academic spin-off. While I found many guides for setting up and managing companies and start-ups, the process of creating companies with 1 or 2 academics, plus 1 or 2 non-academics, is less present in the literature. If the Academia is a source for creation and discovery, one should expect it to be a good mine for innovation. In practice, though, there are many issues that need to be considered. In the next posts, I will discuss few of the extrinsic and intrinsic issues that I am observing along the way.

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