Our findings show that there can be different pathways to spinning out a company from university research. The journey often starts with a patent, but not in all cases. There might be intermediate steps to commercialisation such as consultancy and licensing. Public funding, such as grants provided by Innovate UK, can offer a helpful financial springboard at the early stages of the process. From the experiences of women and men founders that we have both directly interviewed and undertaken background research on, we have identified a few examples, outlined below, and highlighted key steps which illustrate such diversity.
Griffiths, HeatherGrisoni, LouiseManfredi, SimonettaStill, AlexisTzanakou, Charoula
Oxford Brookes Business School
: Women and Spinouts: A Case for Action
Published by Oxford Brookes University
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