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Deep Innovation a la TAU Nanotech Center 特拉维夫大学纳米科学 技术中心的深度创新 机构案例研究

2特拉维夫大学纳米科学 技术中心的深度创新 机构案例研究

What has brought the Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to its current glory? This vibrant hub of research and cooperation has already spun off multiple successful ventures, in spite of the challenges inherent in Deep Innovation in academia.

It is very difficult to make university nanotech research cross the chasm into commercial relevance. Prof. Yael Hanein, the vital force behind the center, provides insight into the successful resolution of these challenges, among which are the required massive investment in infrastructure, the gap between academic mores and the needs of industry, and the necessity for multidisciplinary collaboration. The TAU Nanotech Center has implemented the following solutions:

  • It has gradually and methodically built a comprehensive system to provide facilities for the entire Nano research community in Israel.
  • It has incorporated a group of “entrepreneurs in residence” who proactively assist and guide researchers to forge the required relationships with industry.
  • It has instilled a “Nano Culture” among the many researchers working in its facility, which consists of a mindset and day-to-day interactions that encourage the sharing and exchanging of views between researchers and students from diverse academic backgrounds.

There are invaluable lessons here for other domains of Deep Innovation activity in academia.


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About the author

Prof. Yael Hanein – Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University and head of TAU Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Appeared in the issue: Coller Venture Review — 2016 -3 — Deep Innovation Issue


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