Friday May 29, 2020

Havok founder slams universities for being ‘afraid’

The founder of a Trinity College, Dublin, spin-out that was bought by Intel for $110million has said that universities do not promote innovation.

7th March, 2009

Havok founder Dr Steve Collins, who still lectures part time in computer science at TCD, said that people engaged in academia were ‘‘afraid to make mistakes’’ and were slow to facilitate the development of companies from research.

Speaking at a recent innovation event in Dublin, Collins urged would-be entrepreneurs to ‘‘avoid the academic environment’’ when setting up companies.

‘‘Universities don’t promote innovation,” said Collins, who co-founded Havok...

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