The objectives of this study were to:
- Develop a comprehensive database of all university-related spinoffs from five research universities in the states of Kansas and Missouri – Kansas State University, the University of Kansas system, the University of Missouri system, Washington University, and Saint Louis University (hereafter referenced collectively as K/M research universities).
- Develop a database of entrepreneurship-related programs at these universities.
- Construct a data profile for each university that will yield insight into its position in the national innovation system and the nature of the local startup ecosystem in which the university is embedded.
March 16, 2016