8 Start Ups as Vessels Carrying and Developing Science-Based Technologies: Starting and Restarting JonDeTech

  • Enrico Baraldi
  • Marcus Lindahl
  • Andrea Perna


The creation of start-ups is often aimed at commercializing science-based technologies (Pries & Guild, 2007; Shane, 2004; Wright, Clarysse, Mustar, & Lockett, 2007) and keeping control of them (Siegel, Waldman, Atwater, & Link, 2004). However, due to a high rate of failure, it is particularly hard to predict whether or not start-ups will succeed in commercializing their technology. Several barriers have emerged over time at individual, financial, organizational and technological levels (Markman, Siegel, & Wright, 2008).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Baraldi
    • 1
  • Marcus Lindahl
    • 1
  • Andrea Perna
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering SciencesUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of ManagementUniversitaà Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

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