The On-Campus Innovation Factory - Boosting University Research Based Innovation

  • Lars HeinEmail author
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 18)


The most powerful and concentrated sources of technology know-how and innovation lies with our technical universities. Making this source of know-how and innovation operational for private and public companies holds a tremendous potential for development and growth. However, most reports on the cooperation between university and industry seem only to document the many problems and pitfalls experienced when the two very different cultures meet and interact. And most analysis on the actual volume of cooperation between university and industry indicates that we fall very much short of the potential that could be reached.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IPUCopenhagenDenmark

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