Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists

Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists, is a free open education resource that can be used asynchronously in courses, workshops, pilot grant programs, and by individuals.

Who is an academic entrepreneur? Faculty, staff, or students turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public and seeking to:

  • patent and/or license their work
  • spin-out or spin-in ventures based on evidence
  • collaborate with industry to realize impact

5 Primary Domains: Over 500 pages of content

  • Academia
  • People
  • Ideation
  • IP/Regulation
  • Finance

How do I use this book at my CTSA? If you identify faculty teaching biomedical entrepreneurship at your institution (classes, workshops, etc.), we can reach out, assist with suggesting chapters relevant to their syllabus if interested, and provide optional tracking data so they can view their students’ access/use of the material. Contact us!

I want to contribute! This is a living e-book which is publicly available and licensed with creative commons. It has potential for frequent updates and we welcome contributions from new authors. Contact us!

Other Formats: Are you a visual learner? Try our interactive Prezi.

Link to the e-Book

Learning Objectives
To facilitate the training of academic entrepreneurs (faculty, staff and students at academic institutions) to allow them to more effectively translate their new discoveries into beneficial healthcare products.

Scientific concepts and research design
Ethical and participant safety considerations
Medicines development and regulation
Clinical trial operations
Study and site management
Data management and informatics
Leadership and professionalism
Communication and teamwork

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Education and Training
  • Medical Device
  • Team Science
  • Business
  • Faculty Development
  • Pediatrics
  • Drug Development
  • IP
  • COVID-19
  • Biomedical Innovation Research
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Education
  • KL2
  • TL1
  • Translational Workforce Development
  • Workforce Development
  • Clinical Trials
  • Idea Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulation
  • Teamwork
  • FDA
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Startup
  • IND (Investigational New Drug or Device)
  • Budget
  • Financial Management


University Of Pennsylvania


On demand

Delivery Method

Academic Entrepreneurship_edition 1.0_ToC.pdf