What Researchers Who Want To Be Entrepreneurs Need To Know
Scientists who are driven to start their own business and take the risks a start-up entails must think carefully about their technology, personal goals.
Basic research used to be pretty straightforward. A scientist had an idea, performed the research, and disseminated the results broadly through publications.
That paradigm has shifted. Today, scientists can take their work beyond a publication by patenting and commercializing resulting technologies. The government and universities alike are encouraging researchers to take their work out of the lab and into the commercial sector. Read full story >>
Chemical entrepreneurs get started in many ways. C&EN profiles chemists who are at various stages of commercializing their innovations.