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15:38 Feb 7, 2009
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English term or phrase: spinnovation: spinout and spin-in
A spin-out is a firm formed when an employee or group of employees leaves an existing entity to form an independent start-up firm. The parent entity can be a firm, a university, or another organization. Spin-outs typically operate at arms length from their parent organizations and have independent sources of financing, products, services, customers, and so on. In some cases, the spin-out may license technology from the parent or supply the parent with products or services.

如果你既想控制一个公司的文化建设,又想从中获得创新的技术,那么为什么不用自己的人安插进一家公司,然后做想做的事呢?达到目的以后,再简单地把它整合进思科这艘巨舰之中,让思科对已经是“准思科”文化的文化进行同化。在硅谷里,这个过程就叫做“ spin-in ”

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su blood



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spin-out (also spin-out company) noun a company which is set up by a university or a larger company to make commercial use of a new technology that has been developed in research: The research led to the formation of a spin-out company. * A new spin-out is by definition a risky venture for the university. * The creation of these new spin-out companies benefits local economic development.

In order to develop technology which a university or company can then use for its own needs, the institution can become the partner of a company which already exists: this is then called a spin-in or spin-in company: The new fund will be able to invest in spin-in companies. * We support spin-ins - those companies that wish to work with the University to develop their product. The nouns spin-out and spin-in can also be written without a hyphen: Part-time programmer wanted to join this Oxford University spinout company. Many nouns like these are formed from phrasal verbs that already exist, and these are related to the noun spin-off, which comes from the phrasal verb spin (sth) off (from sth).

Note added at 2 days1 hr (2009-02-09 16:49:53 GMT)

spin-out:吸纳。就像离开绳子自行旋转的陀螺 --(组织)是独立的


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