The Impact of Collaborative Innovation between Established Industry and Academic Technology Spin-offs

Stephan Hess, Simon Suhrbeer, Roland Y. Siegwart


When the market demands strong, active innovation screening, the established industry needs to consider efficient technology transfers and development alliances across industry boundaries. The importance of academic spin-offs as a transfer channel for breakthrough technological innovations between academia and established industries is increasing. Consequently, cooperation between an established industry and academic spin-offs are of potential interest. This investigation at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ) aims to explore the alliances between academic technology spin-offs and an established industry. More specifically, parameters that can increase the chances of a successful alliance are explored in depth. An alliance model to develop breakthrough technologies will be presented, based on the results of a multiple case study.

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Business and Management Research
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