Go back

Universities ‘should take hands-off approach to startups’

Academic over-involvement can stifle the growth of innovative companies, Dutch report says

Universities should refrain from acquiring voting shares in the startups they support and must make clear agreements with them on intellectual property, according to an advisory report.

On 15 October, the AWTI, a government advisory body on science and technology, issued guidance on developing startup companies into scale-ups, or independent, innovative businesses. The council defined a scale-up as a startup that grows by at least 20 per cent in jobs or turnover in three consecutive years and employs at least 10 employees in the first of those years.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.