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University entrepreneurship in Brazil: Panorama of the technological innovation centers of universities,Humberto Marques, Thays Oliveira, Daniela Andrade and Andre Zambalde 

Humberto Marques, Thays Oliveira, Daniela Andrade, Andre Zambalde
Departamento de Administração e Economia

Universidade Federal de Lavras, Lavras
Email: hbetorm@hotmail.com

DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2018-0091

Purpose: Universities, as providers of knowledge and technology, have a key role in society based on knowledge. The purpose of this paper is to identify and describe the technological innovation centers (TICs) of the federal universities of Minas Gerais, Brazil, verifying if federal institutions of higher education in the state are meeting the attributions outlined in the Innovation Act.
Design/methodology/approach: In order to achieve the proposed objective, each one of the public and federal universities in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, was outlined as analysis units. The data sources used for this study are intrinsically secondary and were collected from the websites and TICs of each university.
Findings: As a result, it was found that all universities have TICs, and are inserted into the State Intellectual Property Network. Those aspects show that the universities have been searching for structure themselves by the new entrepreneurial mission of today’s educational institutions.
Originality/value: As noted in the literature, more research is needed to examine the efficiency and professionalism of TICs in the entrepreneurial activity of universities because the institutionalization of TICs is still recent and many TICs are currently in an improvement phase of their activities.
Keywords: Innovation; Brazil; Entrepreneurial university; Technological innovation centres; Minas Gerais
Citation: Marques, H.R., Oliveira, T.A.d., Andrade, D.M. and Zambalde, A.L. (2019), "University entrepreneurship in Brazil: Panorama of the technological innovation centers of universities", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2018-0091
WJEMSD V15 N2 2019 Marques et al.pdf
WJEMSD V15 N2 2019 Marques et al.pdf
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