How Scientist-Inventors Move Ideas From Lab to Marketplace

Many important innovations grow out of the research done at colleges and universities. For example, technologies related to healthcare or the natural environment are often rooted in academic Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Daniel Forbes

To the Stars! The Present Challenges and Future Possibilities of Space Entrepreneurship

In recent years, the emergence and growth of startups in the space sector transformed activities that used to be the sole purview of government entities and large aerospace companies into Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: David Townsend and Ken Davidian

How Less Can Be More: Simplicity and Complexity in Product Design

Apple has become the standard bearer for products that are both technologically complex and simple to use.  The Apple TV remote has two buttons and a ring, whereas the typical cable remote has Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Chris Meyer and Scott Newbert

Software is Eating the Software That's Eating the World

I n 2011, Marc Andreessen famously wrote a prescient claim that “software is eating the world.” His prediction was that software companies would disrupt traditional industries and since then, Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Jon Eckhardt

How to Build an App without Programming

A rise in “no-code” tools is letting non-technical founders create technical products without the need to hire a developer. Building an app is hard, right? That’s the usual consensus, Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Max Mirho

Eric Yuan's Leadership Lessons for Building Lasting Enterprise Value

Zoom’s first quarter of fiscal 2021, ending April 30, was characterized by an analyst as “the best quarter in the history of enterprise software.” Reported revenue of $328 million Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Eapen Chacko

Moving Ideas from Lab to Marketplace: A Guide to Research

Many of today’s best innovations – the ones that have created powerhouse companies and have transformed industries, regions and society itself – started as a discovery in a lab. Firms that know Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Riccardo Fini , Einar Rasmussen , Johan Wiklund and Mike Wright

When Do Scientists Commercialize Their Inventions? Insights From the Theory of Planned Behavior

What would you like to see in the future? Some common answers to this question might include a cure for cancer or other chronic diseases, or technologies that can help feed the world in ways that are Read More...

Category: Theory and Research

Authors: Lisa Auster-Gussman and Daniel Forbes

'Champions' Make Diverse Spin-off Teams More Successful

It’s become increasingly popular to commercialize innovation or technology from universities via spin-off companies. However, this process can be challenging because it usually originates in a Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Kathryn Kloepfer , Roland Kidwell and Kevin Cox

STEM Students and Faculty Can Gain Entrepreneurial Thinking and Skills

The University of Minnesota MIN-Corps is one of about 100 sites of the National Science Foundation National Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which began with great fanfare in 2011 (1) . The Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Author: Carla Pavone