Research

The management team at St. John’s Innovation Centre has been involved in a wide range of business incubation and investment research projects since 2000, many of which were made possible through the generous support of The Gatsby Charitable Foundation. The published outputs of a selection of these projects  – as individual reports, books, or book sections – are accessible via this page.  If you would like to know more about the research capabilities of St. John’s Innovation Centre, please contact David Gill (CEO) or Dr Tim Minshall (Non-Executive Director).

Dee, N., Gill, D., Weinberg, C., and McTavish, S. (2015). Startup support programmes: What’s the difference? NESTA [Download]. startup_support_programmes
Barrell, A., Gill, D. and Rigby, M. (2013). Show me the money: How to raise the cash to get your business off the ground. Elliott and Thompson, London [Purchase from Amazon]. SMTM cover
Gill, D. and Minshall, T. (2013). Cambridge Technopole Report: An overview of the UK’s leading high-technology business cluster. St. John’s Innovation Centre Ltd. [Download]. Cambridge Technopole 2013 v1.2 cover
Gill, D. (2013). Ideas in the incubator and How to pitch to investors in Jolly, A. (Ed.) The Innovation Handbook: How to Profit from Your Ideas, Intellectual Property and Market Knowledge  [Purchase from Amazon]. Jolly
Dee, N., D. Gill, R. Lacher, F. Livesey and T. Minshall (2013). A review of research on the role and effectiveness of business incubation for technology-based start-ups in P. van der Sijde, G. Cook, I. Wakkee, W. During and A. Groen, High Technology Entrepreneurship, VU University Press, Amsterdam [Purchase from Amazon]. Oakey
Gill, D. (2013). Préface in Vian, D., ISMA360 : La boussole de l’entrepreneur innovateur [Purchase from Amazon]. Vian
Dee, N., D. Gill, R. Lacher, F. Livesey and T. Minshall (2012). A review of the role and effectiveness of business incubation for high-growth start-ups. University of Cambridge Centre for Technology Management Working Paper Series [Download]. WP 
Dee, N., D. E. Gill, T. F. Livesey and T. H. W. Minshall (2011). Incubation for growth: A review of the impact of business incubation on new ventures with high growth potential. Report produced by the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) for the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) [Download]. IncubationforGrowthv11
Gill, D., T. H. W. Minshall, C. Pickering and M. Rigby (2007). From “Technological Revolution” to the “Knowledge Economy”: A Review of Support for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the UK. 15th High Tech Small Firms, 14-15 June 2007, Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK. HTSF
Gill, D., T. H. W. Minshall, C. Pickering and M. Rigby (2007). Funding Technology: Britain Forty Years On. Cambridge, St John’s Innovation Centre and Institute for Manufacturing, ISBN 1-902546-50-4 [Download]. Britain
Minshall, T. and Wicksteed, W. (2005). University spin-out companies: Starting to fill the evidence gap. A report for The Gatsby Charitable Foundation by SQW Ltd. and St. John’s Innovation Centre Ltd [Download]. usoreport cover
Gill, D., T. H. W. Minshall and M. Rigby (2003). Funding Technology: Germany – Better by design? London, Wardour Communications ISBN 0 9538239 2 X [Download]. Germany
Gill, D., T. H. W. Minshall and M. Rigby (2002). Funding Technology: Israel and the virtues of necessity. London, Wardour, ISBN 0 9538239 1 1 [Download]. Israel
Gill, D., C. Martin, T. H. W. Minshall and M. Rigby (2000). Funding Technology: Lessons from America. London, Wardour, ISBN 0 9538239 0 3 [Download]. America