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Global impact sounds cool, but I am not sure yet whether starting a business or being a CEO is something for me. Should I apply?
My university/hbo/knowledge institute does not have a Knowledge Transfer Office, how should I apply?
You will need a support letter from the board of your institute.
You are very welcome to join, as long as you can show the review board a realistic path to big impact. A non-profit can be a great vehicle for impact, just look at Doctors without Borders, Wikipedia and Greenpeace.
I have a startup whose technology has been developed by a company. The university provides the scientific basis for this. We don't own the IP. Can I still join?
No, without the IP you don’t have a license to operate and are in essence a consultant working for the company owning the IP. However, if you can convince the company to give you an exclusive IP license you can join the program.
Yes. The main thing is that you are intrigued by the opportunity you see to have a positive impact on the world, based on your research. However, if your startup is already selling to customers you are not a good fit with the program.
What kind of previous experience are you looking for? Do I need to have previous entrepreneurship experience?
Yes, researchers from all academic backgrounds are very welcome to apply. As long as your research can make a big impact, the program is for you.
My research can definitely change the world, but I don't have technical expertise. Is this program for me?
Yes, if you have research that can be disruptive and can be turned into a business with impact, we would love to see your application. Also, if you need technical expertise but you don’t have it, we can help you find the right team.
Yes. To quote Steve Jobs (which we rarely do, but here we agree with him): business is not that complicated. We’ll teach you about business.
And about non-profits: As long as you can show us a path to big impact. To reiterate: the main thing is that you are intrigued by the opportunity you see to have a positive impact on the world, based on your research.