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University spin-offs

Starting a company demands a suite of skills and attitudes that are far from universal among those who choose to pursue a career in science. Still, a substantial proportion of researchers have ambitions of launching a commercial venture. And as this Outlook’s stories of 22 spin-offs attests, this Venn-diagram intersection of investigation and entrepreneurship is creating a vigorous sector in the global economy.

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