Tagged: Entrepreneurship

Shelling out to lure top global research talent - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 20, 2016

When I visited universities and research institutes in Israel last year I was struck by two things – their entrepreneurial outlook and their eagerness to bring international entrepreneurial research collaborations to fruition. A focus in these areas – enabled by state, private and foreign investment, has paid off for Israel in the form of a research sector that creates a pipeline … Read More

Returns to innovation - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 07, 2015

Recently Tim Worstall has been reminding us of a 2004 paper on Schumpeterian Profits in the American Economy: Theory and Measurement by William D. Nordhaus. The point of the paper is that entrepreneurs gain less than 3% of the social returns to their innovation. The paper's abstract reads:The present study examines the importance of Schumpeterian profits in … Read More

Social Entrepreneurs - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Apr 29, 2013

Is social entrepreneurship a liberal feel good sop, cynical stealth marketing by big corporations, a bit of both, or something else entirely? Is it a fad, or something more durable? Firstly, what is a social entrepreneur? Ashoka, the largest network of social entrepreneurs, defines them as …  individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They … Read More

How to make money from your science - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Nov 22, 2009

The MacDiarmid Institute held its annual meeting at the University of Auckland this year.  This year’s theme was ’How to make money from your $cience’.  Our students and post-docs participated, along with a number of students from Singapore.  The science students were taught how to write a business plan, then put into teams together with a student from … Read More