GIST Seminar

The 55th GIST Seminar
"What does University-Industry Co-Publication tell us about university-industry collaboration and technology commercialization? "

The 55th GIST Seminar<br>
Speaker Prof. Poh Kam Wong (Professor, Department of Strategy & Policy, School of Business; Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, National University of Singapore )
Time 18:00-20:00, Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Venue Research Meeting Room 4B, 4th floor, GRIPS (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
(7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)(Access)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Fee Free (Pre-registraion required)

Presentation Slides

Presentation Slides (296K)
Reference material (263K)

Presentation Overview

   There has been growing public policy interest world-wide on the role and impact of university-industry collaboration. However, policy research on university-industry collaboration has been hampered by the lack of reliable and internationally comparable data on the propensity and characteristics of such activities. In recent years, university-industry co-publications (UICPs) have been proposed to provide a window into such activities (Tijssen, 2009). In this seminar, Prof. Wong provides an overview of the pattern and trend of UICP among leading universities in Asia vs. Europe and North America, and present findings from his research on the link between UICP propensity and several indicators of university technology commercialization activities for leading North American universities. Policy implications and potential extension of the research to Asian universities are discussed.

Simplified personal history

   Poh Kam Wong is Professor at the NUS Business School where he teaches entrepreneurship and innovation strategy with a special focus on Asia. He is also Professor (by courtesy) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Faculty of Engineering at NUS. He obtained two BSc.’s, an MSc. and a Ph.D. from MIT. He has published extensively in leading international refereed journals on entrepreneurship and innovation, including Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management, Scientometrics, IEEE Trans Engineering Management, Small Business Economics and World Development. He has consulted widely for international agencies such as the World Bank, OECD and Asian Development Bank, various government agencies in Singapore such as A*STAR, EDB, SPRING, NRF and IP Office of Singapore, and many private corporations in Asia. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at U.C. Berkeley and a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
   In addition to his academic position, he is also concurrently the Director of NUS Entrepreneurship Centre, where he spearheads the university’s experiential entrepreneurship education programs and oversees the NUS Enterprise Incubator (NEI), which provides incubation space, seed funding, mentorship and network connections to early stage investors for start-ups by NUS students, professors and alumni. He initiated StartUp@Singapore, the largest annual business plan competition in Singapore, in 1999, as well as Grameen Creative Lab@NUS, an incubator for social impact-driven ventures in 2011. An entrepreneur who co-founded three companies prior to joining academia, he has been an active angel investor with investment in over a dozen high tech start-ups in Singapore, Silicon Valley, China and India. He is the founding chairman of Business Angel Network (Southeast Asia) and BAF Spectrum Pte Ltd, an angel investment fund co-invested in by the Singapore government. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) by the Singapore Government in 2013 for his contribution to education in Singapore.


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