In Part I on Academic Entrepreneurship (see IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, September 2 020, p.68), I discussed the important role faculty members play in advancing innovation given that higher education institutions provide rich soil for a significant amount of ground-breaking research to take place across many disciplines. Not to mention that academicians and their graduate students normally thrive in an environment that fosters competitiveness, unrestrained scientific inquiry, and creativity. As faculty members, we already have entrepreneur-like characteristics: we constantly formulate research ideas, raise re – search funds, execute R&D and then go directly to customers at conferences who evaluate and buyin to our research findings.
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