Keys to Building an Innovative and Entrepreneurial Campus Ecosystem: Practices to Policies

Gregory P. Crawford explores the keys to building an innovative and entrepreneurial campus ecosystem. As corporations reduce basic research and seek less risky ideas, the demand for innovation in health, energy, technology, and ecology grows. This article suggests that colleges and universities, regardless of classification, can capitalize on this opportunity by developing entrepreneurial ecosystems and outlines the experiences and practices that foster creativity, entrepreneurship, and collaborative efforts, ultimately advancing higher education’s mission to benefit both students and society.