Supporting academic entrepreneurship: a blueprint for a university based business incubator

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This study investigates the challenges to establishing a business incubator in a university domain. A review of the literature and an investigation of established incubation models. Key components of a business incubator are discussed leading to recommendations for the creation of a university incubator model. This work has value for university decision makers and provide a template for the development of a university incubator which can be used to determine the viability of the project. From the study it is clear that there are potential benefits to establishing a university and also a range of challenges and critical risks to consider. This work is limited as it focuses on a single social field and the findings cannot be immediately transferred to other fields.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Higher Education Service Science and Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2019


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Academic entrepreneurship;
  • Enterprise support
  • Business incubation


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