Archive for category Commercialisation

Susan Olivia Poole: An Iconic Woman for the Bank of Canada’s new Banknote

The Academic Entrepreneur has nominated Susan Olivia Poole (1889-1975), an immigrant slash indigenous slash inventor slash entrepreneur slash mom slash exporter slash musician,  as an iconic woman for the new Bank of Canada Bank note to be printed in 2018. The reasons for this nomination are that Susan Olivia Poole was: –An immigrant  She was […]

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Stiglitz Challenge to Higher Education in Scotland – Overview of Talk in Edinburgh

This blog article was published by The Bella Calendonia blog on the 30th of August, 2014.   Stiglitz enlightened challenge to Scottish Education BY BELLACALEDONIA on AUGUST 30, 2014 • ( 8 ) By Douglas Robertson Last week Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in Economics, set out the case for public, not private funding of tertiary education […]

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Research-based Hydrogen Tech Startup in the Capital of Florida is Born Global

Bing Energy is a research-based Hydrogen fuel startup in Tallahassee, the Florida State Capital, which is where Florida State University is located.  Currently there are about 10 employees in the new company including a few PhDs.  The firm was covered in Florida Trend magazine last week. The company was founded by immigrant academic entrepreneurs who […]

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University tech transfer spinout specialist Allied Minds files for IPO in London

A very interesting development here as Boston-based Allied Minds has filed to go public on the London Exchange.  The British are more familiar with the model which transfers technologies from universities and starts new firms. Allied Minds collaborates with universities and adds value through its process of academic entrepreneurship: Form – Fund – Manage – […]

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A Case for Academic Entrepreneurship as a “Third Way”

Academic entrepreneurs can have a real impact on society. Science and technology will be critical in our efforts to tackle the most urgent societal challenges, be it climate change, food security, or public health. But we need more people with the courage and technical knowledge to turn discoveries into an everyday reality.       […]

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