Technology Entrepreneurship, Enriching Entrepreneurship Education

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Technology entrepreneurship focuses on the commercialization of emerging products and services based on novel technology inventions in either nascent or established markets. It is an inherently interdisciplinary field of study as it is closely related to entrepreneurship as a discipline in terms of methods and tools, while the context is that of science and engineering. Technology entrepreneurship has received increased attention in academia especially during the past two decades due to the rising expectations toward universities regarding socioeconomic engagement. Universities are not any longer merely responsible for research and education in purely academic contexts; instead they are expected to increasingly engage in activities that contribute directly to solving societal issues and promoting economic growth. The introduction of entrepreneurship education in the engineering context provides a promising avenue for effective socioeconomic engagement of universities. In turn, technology entrepreneurship enriches entrepreneurship education in multiple ways. The purpose of this entry is to provide a general introduction to technology entrepreneurship and to highlight the contribution of technology entrepreneurship to entrepreneurship education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Educational Innovation
EditorsMichael A. Peters, Richard Heraud
Publication date30. Jan 2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-2262-4
Publication statusPublished - 30. Jan 2020


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