Big science, deep tech, and startups: how to fix this uncomfortable partnership?

As we turn to science and deep tech to solve our most formidable societal challenges, the question looms: why is it so hard to turn scientists into entrepreneurs? The obvious response to this old question is that if scientists really wanted to do startups, they would never have undertaken the long, arduous training required to become successful researchers. Perhaps we should protect their space in the sanctity of science and let others get on with the dirty work of commerce.

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