Definition of key concepts
In this chapter, important key concepts are defined for the present study. As described in the introduction section, the study has a focus on innovations with a high level of novelty (radical innovations). Thus, at the beginning, the key concept of innovation and specifically radical innovation will be introduced and key terms are defined. Furthermore, the study focuses on early stages of the innovation process. Hence, the key concept of innovation process is discussed and early stages of the innovation process are defined for the present study. Additionally, the study focuses on innovation projects within academia, which are eventually transferred from academia to industry. Therefore, in the second part of this chapter the key concept of technology transfer is discussed and defined, in addition to the terms technology and technology transfer process. At the end the entrepreneurship term is delineated from previous key concepts.
KeywordsTechnology Transfer Innovation Process Radical Innovation Innovation Project External Evaluation
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