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ERIC Number: ED508691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Technology Entrepreneurship Promoted by Universities' Incubation Centers in Taiwan: Its Successes and Challenges
Lee, Lung-Sheng; Lai, Chun-Chin
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE) (Gliwice, Poland, Jul 25-29, 2005)
Since 1996, the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA) in Taiwan has supported various institutions to establish incubation centers (ICs) for facilitating start-ups and innovation. At present, there are 79 ICs in total and 65 (or 83%) of them are established in universities/colleges. Most ICs in the universities/colleges offering engineering education (EE) and/or engineering technology education (ETE) programs perform very well in technology entrepreneurship. Based upon literature review and the first author's practical experience of being his university's IC's former director, this paper points out its successes can be attributed as follows: (1) Employing university's core competencies, (2) Aligning with regional industry clusters (3) Focusing on emerging technologies, (4) Valuing cultivation of start-up and innovation talent, (5) Encouraging technology transfers, (6) Making collaboration and exchange between ICs. However, the ICs also face the following challenges: (1) More incentives should be offered to encourage faculty involvement; (2) Tighter links should be forged between incubation centers and venture capital firms; and (3) Technology entrepreneurship should be highly emphasized in the incubation center performance appraisal. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan