Where knowledge developed by researchers is found suitable for product development in a new company-owned business, the TTO assists researchers in setting up their own business. The researcher receives guidance in seeking an entrepreneur and/or funding and any staff required to enable him or her to develop the invention until it reaches its full maturity.
The study programmes offered by the UvA also place emphasis on entrepreneurship. One such example is the Entrepreneurship minor. Aside from subject matter knowledge, students also acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in business acumen. The UvA integrates entrepreneurship education into study programmes as much as possible, thus introducing entrepreneurship to as many students as possible. Present-day society not only requires knowledge but also people who know how to apply such knowledge in a creative and entrepreneurial manner. For that very reason PhD students at the UvA also pursue an Entrepreneurship course.