Academic Entrepreneurship

A blog on practical guidance for the budding physician scientist.

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Collaboration between Academics and Companies

By Joy Sun and Flaura Koplin Winston, MD PhD

An academic partnership with a commercial entity, when done correctly, can be mutually beneficial and benefit society by bringing excellent science to market at scale.  This article’s intention is to give helpful tips to academics seeking partnerships or collaborations with corporations.

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A Proven Method to Invent Medical Devices: “Need Specification”

By Diane Dao and Jake Brenner, MD, PhD

We teach doctors how to think clinically about treating our patients. Why can’t we also teach doctors how to critically think about invention?

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What is Academic Entrepreneurship?

By Nalaka Gooneratne, MD, MSc

Every academic researcher is an entrepreneur of sorts. The entire process of setting up a research lab, identifying problems to study, managing a team, and obtaining funding is, at its core, a very entrepreneurial endeavor.  So what is “Academic Entrepreneurship”? 

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