Research spin-off

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A research spin-off is a company that falls into at least one of the four following categories:[1]

  1. Companies that have an Equity investment from a national library or university
  2. Companies that license technology from a public research institute or university
  3. Companies that consider a university or public sector employee to have been a founder
  4. Companies that have been established directly by a public research institution

The two main research spin-off models in Russia are those developed from the Institutes of the Academy of Science and Svetlana.[2] QinetiQ is an example of a research spin-off in the United Kingdom.[3]


  1. ^ Benedicte Callan (2001). "Generating Spin-offs:Evidence from Across the OECD". STI Review (OECD Publishing) 2000 (26): 18. ISBN 92-64-17580-6. 
  2. ^ Fostering Public-Private Partnership for Innovation in Russia. OECD Publishing. 2005. p. 50. ISBN 92-64-00965-5. 
  3. ^ PJ Connolly (14 May 2001). "Block that email!". InfoWorld 23 (20): 100. ISSN 0199-6649.