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Three lessons about tech transfer - insights from IGL2018

By Laurie Smith on Wednesday, 29 August 2018.

Technology transfer offices have come a long way since their inception in the USA in the 1970s and 1980s. Now they form part of a much broader and more structured system of knowledge and people exchange between universities and the wider world of which immediate financial return and intellectual property are only two components.

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Choosing team members versus ideas

By Linus Dahlander, Viktoria Boss, Christoph Ihl and Rajshri Jayaraman on Friday, 20 July 2018.

There are two necessary ingredients for any entrepreneurial endeavour: good people and good ideas. The two may be complementary in that good people are more likely to generate good ideas. But the best of ideas may not translate into a successful business if they lie in the hands of the wrong team.

Reflection from IGL2018: We can’t wait 118 years

By Chantale Tippett on Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

It was a privilege to attend the 2018 Innovation Growth Lab Conference (IGL2018) that took place at the Harvard Business School and MIT campuses from the 12-14 of June. The experience was — in a word — inspiring. The calibre of people and organisations in attendance as well as the quality of the work presented made it difficult to focus on one aspect to write about.