Scientific venturing for early-stage professionals (ESPs), a key concept in the innovation ecosystem

Andrés Caicedo, Paola Robayo, Emilia Morales, Aldana Moyano, Diego Barba, Kevin Zambrano, Karina Castillo, Tatiana Maron-Gutierrez

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Resumen

Early-stage professionals (ESPs) and senior scientists who want to transition from academia to the industry need support to develop new skills and know-how to endeavor this challenge. However, this topic is significantly underserved in the field of cell and gene therapy, slowing down ESPs' potential to make this step. The authors of this article, members of the ESPs in the South and Central America Subcommittee at the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy, propose the concept of “scientific venturing,” which stands for the process by which scientists become entrepreneurs or part of a company. In our article, we provide key aspects to understand this concept, considering key personality traits that need to be developed and a discussion about the “innovation ecosystem.” Later, we consider how scientific venturing may result in an increase in difficulty in nascent innovation ecosystems such as Latin America, in comparison with those more advanced and mature in high-income countries. Finally, we provide key information for the ESPs and other professionals about the stages of private and public investment, including information about the resources needed for the sustainability of companies and startups. Understanding what scientific venturing involves for ESPs is key to taking advantage of the maturity of an innovation ecosystem, its network, and available opportunities.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)369-374
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónCytotherapy
Volumen25
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2023

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