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Opportunities and Shortcomings of Developing and Implementing Academic Entrepreneurial Activities in Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 12 August 2019 / Approved: 14 August 2019 / Online: 14 August 2019 (03:13:18 CEST)

How to cite: Bari, M.K.; Obayed, S.N.; Tahmida, Q.M. Opportunities and Shortcomings of Developing and Implementing Academic Entrepreneurial Activities in Bangladesh. Preprints 2019, 2019080158 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0158.v1). Bari, M.K.; Obayed, S.N.; Tahmida, Q.M. Opportunities and Shortcomings of Developing and Implementing Academic Entrepreneurial Activities in Bangladesh. Preprints 2019, 2019080158 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0158.v1).

Abstract

Academic entrepreneurship focuses on commercialization of research. Even though it is practiced worldwide for decades, Bangladesh is a newcomer in this segment. In Bangladesh only 2 Universities have Technology Transfer Offices or TTOs which are established with the sole focus of commercialization of researches of the students and the faculty members of the Universities. This article focuses on worldwide practices of technology transfer and academic entrepreneurial activities and also explores the opportunities and challenges of such entrepreneurs through detail investigation of the existing body of knowledge. Apart from exploring the problems and prospect of academic entrepreneurship in Bangladesh, this article also introduces the concept of Full-Service Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), which existing literatures do not offer. The authors believe that by establishing such KTOs as a self-sustaining body, it is possible for an academic entrepreneur to stimulate, support and sustain their activities in Bangladesh. The concept of full service KTOs can also become models for other nations, specially the developing ones, to establish and nurture a culture of academic entrepreneurship.

Subject Areas

academic entrepreneurship; TTOs; full service KTOs; academic entrepreneurship in Bangladesh; patents in Bangladesh

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