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Startups and Technology Transfer from Universities and Research Centers—An Analysis of the Impact on Launching New Products

  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.Email author
  • Carolina Cristina Fernandes
  • Roberto Sbragia
  • Felipe Mendes Borini
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Abstract

In this chapter we analyze the importance of technology transfer from universities and research centers to startups that reside in technology-based incubators (TBIs). More specifically, we tested if this relationship affects the launching of new products by the startups. Startups residing in TBIs, which have a relationship with universities and research centers, tend to launch more new products than those that have no relationship with such institutions. Additionally, we also tested the hypothesis that the higher the number of formal TBI agreements with universities and research centers, the greater the launch of new products by incubated startups. Methodology involved a questionnaire forwarded to 44 TBIs and personal interviews with managers, in addition to visits to the 44 TBIs. We also conducted a survey with 461 startups incubated in TBIs in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carolina Cristina Fernandes
    • 1
  • Roberto Sbragia
    • 1
  • Felipe Mendes Borini
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA-USP)University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Business Administration DepartmentUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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