The Goals of Entrepreneurship

M. Lenart, P. Tarjan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Our Technical Entrepreneurship program began with an NCIIA grant in 1999. Our students have completed about 30 E-Team projects, a few with Advanced E-Team NCIIA grants. According to the NCIIA guidelines the most desirable outcome of an E-Team project is a start-up business, or a license to an operating firm. These objectives have frustrated everyone as virtually every project came to an abrupt end. This experience has raised two questions: 1. Why even very promising projects never reach commercialization? 2. Are the goals appropriate and desirable? We present certain barriers toward commercialization and propose alternate goals to enrich the experience of each participant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2009
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2009
Event25th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2009 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: May 15 2009May 17 2009

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737


Other25th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


  • Design projects
  • Entrepreneurship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering


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