Commercialisation Intent: Modelling Contextualised Entrepreneurial Development

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Research impact is an international concern. Commercialisation of research, whilst only one way of measuring research impact, is of utmost importance in strengthening the future of university institutions. The concept of the ‘Entrepreneurial University’ affords special significance of university institutions in economic, environmental and social prosperity – and therefore in most entrepreneurship ecosystems; yet, importantly, the academic researcher is framed as an ‘agent of change’ rather than ‘entrepreneur’. In the context of (UK) Higher Education, much research space on enterprise education is devoted to the efficacy and impact of enterprise education programmes and large-scale business competitions, however these tend to be more focussed towards undergraduate student populations. In the context of academic researchers, we argue the ‘Entrepreneurial Intent’ model does not adequately capture the context and instead we share the development of a robust evaluation instrument for the ICURe (Innovation to Commercialisation of University/UK Research) programme, which is a UK-based, internationally renowned researcher development programme for early-career-researchers and Principal Investigators. The development of the Commercialisation Intent model, whilst specific to the ICURe programme discussed in this chapter, is one which is adaptable for use in different contexts and helps to understand the impact of researcher development interventions on the intentionality (and therefore predicted potentiality) to commercialise their research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Context
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Nov 2022

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NameResearch in Applied Enterprise & Entrepreneurship book series (AEES)

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