|ISU business incubator: need assessment and business model development
|Marc Abi-Fadel, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2019
|1 electronic resource (v, 43 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|The International Space University is currently looking at expanding the services it provides to its alumni community. Currently, ISU only offers services in education, but a service extension towards incubation services could support young space entrepreneurs and the space sector as a whole. At the same time, local and regional players are investing public funds to support space-related companies in the Grand-Est region and further develop its economy. As a first step, this report assesses the needs for a technology business incubator at ISU from the perspective of ISU students and alumni, ISU Board of Trustees, and external stakeholders. As a second step, this report lays out the evolution of business incubators from stand-alone entities supported by government programs to networked commercialization enablers, pulling funds from corporations, private investors and public programs. This research provides an understanding of the different business models that exist worldwide, across design elements and themes. This report concludes that an incubator at ISU can be beneficial to the overall economic development of the region as well as to the space community. It also concludes that the ISU incubator should adopt a hybrid model that fits the constraints and stakeholders’ expectations.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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