by C.J.J. Eldering; Rotterdam School of Management / European Space Agency.
|Abstract: The study carried out in order to evaluate to what extent the high-tech starter is being served by a business incubator. The work was carried out in the context of ESA's technology transfer program. Special attention was given to technology transfer via venture creation, also known as New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs). In order to accelerate the establishing of such an NTBF, business incubators are put into action as facilitator by offering several incubation services/functions. Business incubators are facilities or organisations that facilitate new venture creation by providing its incubated start-up firms access to external expert as well as offering them office space and shared overhead within the incubator's physical premises. A toolbox, named the Incubation Arena, is developed with the purpose to model and build business incubation centers. This tool is characterised by the fact that all actors are interacting and jointly produce innovation, jobs and intellectual property through new venturing and technology transfer.|