Special CollectionEntrepreneurial Dreams

Davide Bonazzi

With governments pushing for innovations to bolster economies and universitites eager to make money off of technology transfer, academic scientists are increasingly considering how to commercialize their research discoveries—and others are studying what makes such entrepreneurship flourish.

Featured Items

12 June 2015 | Editorial

The entrepreneurial gardners

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Studying the start-up system

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Financing experiments

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Founders and joiners

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Cash from the crowd

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Intangible but bankable

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Accelerators and ecosystems

12 June 2015 | Vignette

Linking and leveraging

11 June 2015 | News

How a scientist lost $3 million on TV’s Shark Tank—and still came out ahead

Polymer scientist Christopher Sakezles landed the biggest deal in the reality show’s history.
12 June 2015 | News

Business decisions

What does it take for an academic scientist to become an entrepreneur? Here are some of their stories.
12 June 2015 | News

Give us your best pitch

Two venture capitalists explain the investor's mindset.
12 June 2015 | News

Got a startup? Rent a bench

Biotech incubators such as LabCentral are lowering barriers to entrepreneurship.

Quiz: Do you have entrepreneurial spirit?

Do you have big ideas? Take our quiz to see if you have the entrepreneurial spirit.
Davide Bonazzi
11 June 2015 | News

Here's the research behind our 'entrepreneurial spirit' quiz

Check out the references behind the answers.

Past ScienceCareers Articles

11 February 2015

Starting up a career

These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.
6 January 2015

Making the world better, from industry

Nicolas Delahaye belongs to a new breed of entrepreneurs, working at big companies and utilizing their resources to advance a social cause.
18 November 2014

Robert Langer: Creating things that could change the world

A leading scientist-entrepreneur offers advice on careers and starting a business.
9 June 2014

Starting Up

For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.
20 March 2014

The third way: Becoming an academic entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.
8 August 2013

Getting in shape for industry jobs

Bioscience Management Bootcamp gives business-minded scientists a crash course in the skills they'll need to work in industry or become entrepreneurs.
2 April 2013

Pollinating his own science

Noah Wilson-Rich started a company to support his work in bee immunity.

Past Science Coverage

6 February 2015 | Policy Forum

Where is Silicon Valley?

Forecasting and mapping entrepreneurial quality.
1 November 2013 | Policy Forum

Doctoral students and U.S. immigration policy

Policies should promote skilled non-U.S. students to study, and stay, in the United States.
24 April 2014 | News

NIH looking to kick-start biotech startups

Agency will offer I-Corps entrepreneurship boot camps.
7 May 2015 | News

King of the pills

Raymond Schinazi's handful of lifesaving drugs has earned him riches, esteem, and a dose of enmity.
10 April 2015 | News

Startup liftoff

How flocks of small, cheap satellites, hatched in Silicon Valley, will constantly monitor a changing Earth.
9 July 2014 | News

MIT grad brings new refrigeration system to rural India

Startup founder is one of seven "invention ambassadors" for new outreach program.


25 March 2015 | Nature

Biotech boot camp

5 March 2015 | Research Policy

The Bayh-Dole Act and scientist entrepreneurship

28 May 2014 | The Journal of Technology Transferz

Scientist entrepreneurship across scientific fields


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