Supporting University Ventures in Nanotechnology, Biomaterials and Magnetic Sensing Applications

Policies, Practices, and Future

  • Julian Peña Dopazo
  • Fatima Zivic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. A Framework for Establishing University Ventures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vlado Medaković, Srđan Vasković
      Pages 3-23
    3. Vlado Medaković, Srđan Vasković
      Pages 25-45
    4. José María Beraza-Garmendia, Arturo Rodríguez-Castellanos
      Pages 47-66
    5. Nikola Makojević, Vladimir Milovanović
      Pages 67-91
    6. Dragan Mišić, Miodrag Manić, Miroslav Trajanović, Nikola Vitković
      Pages 93-111
  3. Case Studies

About this book


This book investigates the transfer of technology from basic research to society. When transferring technology, two main ways may arise: licensing out the further exploitation rights straight from the University departments to the industry or joining the technology a step beyond into market applications for products and services development, through spin-off and startup companies. This book focuses on the second process and the stakeholders involved, with several study cases from real life. 
Profiles of research entrepreneurs are described, along with categories and general characteristics of entrepreneurial infrastructure. Different phases of launching university ventures are presented, as well as currently perceived technology transfer systems. Important practical considerations for IP protection are included. Case studies of research transfer are shortly given, related to nanotechnology, biomaterials and magnetic sensing applications.
The book was written by experts in the field with extensive practical experience in both academic and entrepreneurship real life cases, thus being able to uniquely integrate both approaches to spin-offs and startups.


Spin-off Company University Ventures Technology Transfers Applied Research WIMB Project

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Peña Dopazo
    • 1
  • Fatima Zivic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of FinanceEndor Nanotechnologies, Parc Científic de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of KragujevacKragujevacSerbia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61236-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61237-9
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