Some ideas on how to get PhDs to act like innovative entrepreneurs

How do we make scientists better entrepreneurs? Make it worthwhile, get crazy and think young.

"We need to incentivize scientists. How do we get them to understand the value of equity?" Scherl said. "Teaching entrepreneurship to scientists is critical."

Those were some of the ideas at an "innovation town hall" at Philadelphia’s University City Science Center. The panel discussion is part of a nationwide series of talks to develop policy ideas to bolster the American life science sector’s competitiveness in the world and reverse the trend of jobs moving overseas. Stephen Tang, the CEO of the Science Center, is part of a 15-member innovation advisory board working with the federal government to recommend suggestions as part of the re-authorization of the America Competes Act.

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