The BTG model

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a new innovation model for developing sustainable growth companies based on university research via systematic collaboration with experienced, external entrepreneurs having spin-out experience and market insight.

Whereas traditional spin-offs go through a process from research to patenting to tech transfer unit, the BTG model brings a new element; after or during the patenting process, experienced entrepreneurs with a background from relevant high-tech industry are matched with the researchers. Together they form a team aiming to develop the technology towards a spin-off. Hence, the model opens up the research process to include external knowledge about markets and industries together with the technical focus of the research teams. The BTG Team monitor the progress of each case together with the founder team and the external entrepreneur as the case develops through the phases described below. 

BTG Model

Selected cases