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University Technology Transfer and Agricultural Science Entrepreneurial Education: a View from Inside

  • Andreas Panagopoulos
  • Stelios Rozakis
  • Katerina Sideri
  • Afroditi Anagnosti
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Abstract

Focusing on universities whose faculty has little understanding of technology transfer and the commercialization of academic research, we provide a case study of such a university and argue that even some elementary and indirect form of entrepreneurial training can positively affect faculty technology transfer. In light of the above, we seek to contribute to the literature exploring what makes technology transfer programs at Universities successful and our unique contribution lies on elucidating the link between university technology transfer and science and technology entrepreneurial education (STEE). To this effect, we discuss ways to develop integration processes among STEE and technology transfer offices.

Keywords

Technology transfer Agricultural science Entrepreneurship Education University 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research is partially funded from the Municipality of Athens grant “Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Valorization of Research by the Agricultural University of Athens”, reference no: 464052. Stelios Rozakis acknowledges financial support by the Widening Program ERA Chair: project BioEcon (H2020), contract number: 669092. The authors are grateful to Kyriakos Drivas for helpful advice on the quantitative analysis. The usual disclaimer applies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Panagopoulos
    • 1
  • Stelios Rozakis
    • 2
    • 3
  • Katerina Sideri
    • 1
    • 4
  • Afroditi Anagnosti
    • 5
  1. 1.TECHNIS Research Group, and Department of EconomicsUniversity of CreteRethymnoGreece
  2. 2.Department of Bioeconomy and Systems Analysis, Institute of Soil Science and Plant CultivationState Research InstitutePulawyPoland
  3. 3.School of Environmental EngineeringTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  4. 4.Bioethics InstituteUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium
  5. 5.Innovation and Entrepreneurship UnitAgricultural University of AthensAthensGreece

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