Startup incubators at universities
Yesterday, I stumbled-upon a piece by Matt Welsh whose fundamental point resonated strongly with me:
In the piece, Welsh argues that academic researchers should do more with their research code (and ideas) than throw them away shortly after getting published. Instead, he suggests that universities should offer startup incubators to allow the best ideas to be refined and flourish. (How this extends to non-applied research areas I am not sure, but that is a story for another day.)
On a somewhat-related note, I leave you with some recommendations from Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries on applying the principles of lean startups to higher education.