July 2nd, 2007

Laptop with wireless mouse

Spinning

Poll #1014297 Commercial spin

What do you call it when a university pays for research which then, being commercially viable, is put into a subsidiary or independent commercial firm for manufacture and sales?

spin-off
29(87.9%)
spin-out
3(9.1%)


This poll is brought to you by a conference paper I attended this weekend. I had a lovely time up in Manchester (at one of my very favorite conferences) and Preston, and have seen snowdrifted and pittenweem (House Guest of the Week) today at opposite ends of the country from each other.