Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists (Online Book)
This eBook and online community focused on academic entrepreneurship is a collection of short chapters that introduce key concepts within five core translational medicine and innovation topic areas Go to site
- Academia - Recommendations for finding funding, mentorship, and other institutional and resource support to smooth career transitions and development
- Ideation - How to apply a lean startup methodology to research, focus on needs-based development, and design with an eye toward implementation
- IP & Regulation - Disclosure, patent, and licensing processes, and how to navigate the network of industry regulation that shapes academic entrepreneurial work
- Finance - Business and strategic planning, grant and seed funding, and equity allocation for academic startups
- People - Strategies for networking, negotiating, building a team that is diverse in both background and skill, as well as maintaining external partnerships
Edited and sustained by experts from the Penn/CHOP Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics and CHOP’s Innovation Ecosystem team, Academic Entrepreneurship incorporates expertise from across the Penn-CHOP community, and beyond. As an open-access resource with tools, advice, and best practices, the eBook establishes an informational foundation and cross-disciplinary community for medical and health scientists and those who support and mentor them.
Consider this eBook for “just-in-time” learning and professional development for employees in academic or bio-medical industry settings, in entrepreneur-support roles, as well as self-directed learning. Content is also appropriate in for-credit graduate level curricula.
Figure 1. Domains of the Academic Entrepreneurship book. Image used with permission.
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