Farid Belgoum

Nawel Benessalah


Government support policies today stake on the role of the university as a source of economic and social prosperity. The latest Algerian initiative to promote for star-up creation and innovation, namely in the fields of advanced technologies, put together the institutions of higher education, the Algerian start-up Fund, and the multiple research labs and business accelerators to give the students on the verge of finishing their studies, whether at the under-graduate (bachelor) level or the post-graduate (master and doctorate) level, the opportunity to start and found their own business start-up.

This study aims to evaluate the practices of creation of start-ups in the university through a practical study on the mechanisms followed by the University of Oran 2 in order to accompany the students of different specialties.

 The creation of a business environment (training program, agreement with companies, workshops, competitions, financing...) from the university gives very satisfactory results, and the students get more and more involved in the business world.

Keywords: start-up; innovation; university incubators; entrepreneurship; Algeria

JEL Codes: M13; L26; O34


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To cite this article:  Belgoum F., N. Benessalah (2023). Start-up and patent degrees initiative in Algeria: supporting business innovation and creation among university students. Entrepreneurship, 11 (1), 21-30 https://doi.org/10.37708/ep.swu.v11i1.2