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Seed Funding for Innovative Ventures: A Survey of Public Finance
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13775OAI: diva2:21443
Available from: 2006-02-27 Created: 2006-02-27 Last updated: 2010-01-13
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1. Publicly Funded Support of Technology-Based Ventures
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2005 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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This thesis is about publicly funded support of technology-based ventures. These ventures are regarded as solutions to create growth and societal development. They are commonly originated from universities, institutes or other firms and their products or techniques are commonly new or at least different from the ordinary. They are therefore considered as being of higher risk than generic new firms, but if successful they may also give higher returns. Hence, a range of efforts has been undertaken to support them. However, concerning the issue of public support, gaps of research have been exposed.

This thesis aims to give some answers on the question of what characterizes the public support given to technology-based ventures in Sweden. It elucidates two types of public support, the “configuration-type” and the “process-type” The first is studied by using statistical databases built upon the conditional loans and the innovation subsidies that were offered by Sweden Innovation Centre during the years 1994-2003. The second type concerns incubator support, and investigates how best practise incubators can be evaluated. Among the results, it can be mentioned that different support actors use different selection criteria depending on their goals, however the credibility of the applying venture is crucial for approval. Furthermore, a framework for best practice evaluation is developed.

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Ekonomiska institutionen, 2005. 119 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1219Dissertations from the International Graduate School of Management and Industrial Engineering, ISSN 1402-0793 ; 98
Public support, Technology-based ventures, financial scheme, incubator, entrepreneurship, innovation system, offentligt stöd, teknikbaserade företag, finansiella stödsystem, inkubator, entreprenörskap, innovationssystem
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Economics and Business
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-5685 (URN)91-85457-92-2 (ISBN)
2005-12-16, Sal 101, Hus I, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
Report code: LiU-Tek-Lic 2005:72. Pages 49-68 and 87-105 has been removed since the author do not have the copyright for articles one and three when published in a scientific journal.Available from: 2006-02-27 Created: 2006-02-27 Last updated: 2016-05-04

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