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The Spinoff: Part 1 (Problem Solvers)
Description A new book I’m writing called The Spinoff A new book I’m writing called The Spinoff aims to solve a puzzle: how do you spin out global commercial health ventures from Universities, hospitals and think tanks? I’m interested in the habits of researcher entrepreneurs whose low-cost inventions have dramatically improved global health. To me they are like journeymen boxers who win after 12 rounds – despite punch after punch after punch: legal gobbledygook; academic jealousies; venture capitalists who challenge them on their grasp of ‘unit economics’; institutional administrators whose default answer is ‘no’; and the chorus of critics who think the slightest commercial gain from research is akin to rotting landfill. from research is akin to rotting landfill.
End date October 2010  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 9 December 2010 16:32:46  +
People Neil Seeman +
Publication http://www.longwoods.com/content/22012  +
Start date October 2010  +
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