Portuguese Knowledge Intensive Firms associated with universities and science and technology parks members of UTEN: a comprehensive assessment

This research aims at presenting the magnitude of high tech entrepreneurship associated to UTEN (University Technology Enterprise Network), a network of professional Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) focused on the commercialization and internationalization of Portuguese Science and Technology (S&T). Based on an overreaching survey to all knowledge intensive firms associated with universities and science and technology parks members of UTEN we seek to uncover and discuss the key determinants and obstacles faced by these firms and to provide useful guidelines to Portuguese public authorities that permit to foster and galvanize high tech entrepreneurship.

Researchers: Aurora A.C. Teixeira; James Jarrett; Marlene Grande.