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Camels Tigers & Unicorns: Rethinking Science & Technology-Enabled Innovation

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  • About the Authors
  • The commercialisation of science and technology enabled innovation is a serious topic of interest for a wide range of global audiences who share one common objective: to understand how science and technology based ideas can be turned into commercial value more effectively. Despite the vast number of publications addressing entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy there is relatively little in the literature which systematically addresses the structures, processes and mechanisms involved in turning ideas into commercially valuable propositions: this book is intended to directly address this gap.

    The approach in Camels, Tigers & Unicorns consists of three fundamental strands:

    Research insights based on Phadke and Vyakarnam's large data set covering the different players, technologies, products and services, market spaces, customers and business models
    The creation of an explicit new conceptual framework which provides an integrated narrative describing how science and technology-enabled innovation is commercialised
    The provision of tools and examples which can be used by firms to develop strategies, agree on priorities and generate plans.

    The contents of this book should be of interest to a wide range of audiences including entrepreneurs; leaders and managers in technology firms; scientists and technologists engaged in innovation in academic institutions and corporate environments; lone inventors; groups of scientific entrepreneurs operating outside recognised structures; business and strategy consultants; managers of public and private 'intervention agencies' such as incubators and accelerators; investors; and, policy makers.

  • Uday Phadke read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge and then went on to do a PhD in Aero-thermodynamics at the University of Sussex. He has worked in a wide range of academic, technical, commercial and strategic roles in Europe, North America and Asia over the last three decades.

    Shailendra Vyakarnam did his MBA and PhD at Cranfield. He has since combined academic, practitioner and policy interests to provide advice to governments on the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology commercialisation and entrepreneurship education. He has mentored entrepreneurs and held non-executive directorships of small firms in addition to developing growth programmes for SMEs over several years.

ISBN: 9781786343215 (Hardcover), 9781786343222 (Softcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Paperback
Page Count: 344
Year Published: 2017