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

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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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    One of the companies launched 276 new products between 2010 and 2012. Another company launched 58 new services between 2011 and 2012. Both were excluded from the table above.

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Correspondence to Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Jr. .

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de Miranda Oliveira, M., Fernandes, C.C., Sbragia, R., Borini, F.M. (2019). Startups and Technology Transfer from Universities and Research Centers—An Analysis of the Impact on Launching New Products. In: Oliveira, Jr., M., Cahen, F., Borini, F. (eds) Startups and Innovation Ecosystems in Emerging Markets. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10865-6_2

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