Commercialisation network has challenges to overcome
By Peter Kerr for sticK
(sticK - Nov. 15 2010 )
As a national network of commercialisation centres comes into being, to help speed and improve the transfer of good university ideas into sellable products and services, it is worth remembering the challenges that face such an endeavour in a small market such as New Zealand.
A February 2010 Centre for Entrepreneurship (Otago University) Working Paper Series called ‘Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation in New Zealand’ found a broad consensus among the country’s scientific community about the potential of innovation to spur our nation’s economic development.
However, there was a wide diversity of opinion about what sectors should be targeted and how commercialisation should be organized, coordinated and improved.
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