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Tech Entrepreneurship, Contract Framing, & Innovation Accounting: Winners of 2015 CIV Grants

As part of our efforts to encourage and support original academic research in the field of venture, CIV has awarded four academicians with a 2015 Grant. We received over 60 proposals from leading universities and research institutes from around the globe. The selection process was particularly challenging as we received a large number of outstanding proposals. After careful consideration, we selected four winners to receive $15,000 each for the goal of making a significant contribution to the understanding and shaping of the venture ecosystem.

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Policy Case Study: How Deep Innovation in Graphene leads to Venture

The Coller Institute of Venture is interested in unique forms of Deep Innovation that transform industries and contribute to the venture ecosystem. Unlike what we see in the ubiquitous Internet/Cyber startups, these Deep Innovations usually entail substantial resources ($5-100M), and may take years (5-20) to materialize. Notable examples can be found in the sectors of: Water venture, Nanotechnology, Brain tech, Pharma, etc.

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Do Patents Stimulate or Hinder Inventions?

When we discuss the ethics of patents, and whether patents are justified, we need to realize that the goal of the patent system is to give inventors the incentive to publish their patents, to allow for patents that would otherwise stay a secret, to become widely known. and therefor bringing about a faster advancement of technology.

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Early Registration Available for Univenture2015

The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University is proud to host Univenture2105, a workshop where academics and practitioners reflect and discuss the future of universities’ roles in a rapidly evolving world. The workshop will aim to create an initial understanding of the changing traditional roles of universities in view of the changes in the world of venture, and to trigger the thinking and discussion needed to further evolve this understanding after the workshop. Visit our event website for a detailed program and speaker bios.

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