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How should I approach this? Jump at the opportunity! Your professor considers your work a "gold mine" and wants to commercialise. This is an extremely rare opportunity for any student and I recommend that you seriously consider embracing the opportunity. Let me consider some of your ideas and alleviate some of your concerns: I prefer to publish it and ...


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My PI has made it clear that it is my responsibility to transfer the ideas and technologies that I have developed over to him before the end of my PhD. That is correct. These things almost certainly belong to the university. not allowing the PhD student to graduate until the company is off its feet This is an inappropriate conflict of interest. ...


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If you're interested in research, whether in academia or in industry, then getting a PhD is definitely worth the effort. The time when a PhD was only for people who want an academic career finished a long time ago, there's plenty of people who do a PhD without even considering academia as a career, and even more people who eventually decide to go to industry ...


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Having a PhD or other Research Doctorate will definitely help you with many large companies. At some companies there is a fairly large gap between what someone with a degree can do and earn and someone without. "Senior Scientist" may only be open to PhD holders for example. Moreover, some companies really need people on the cutting edge of research. Think ...


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You have focused on a single thing and that alone gives no real indication of possible success. While having a publication would be better, there are other things that will also be taken into consideration in any application. You say you already have a good publication record. You will need good letters of recommendation. You will need some ideas about the ...


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You should be getting advice about such things from your advisor and/or other experienced colleagues within your academic field. It’s hard for anyone here to make predictions about whether you can get a postdoc based on so little information. In general though, I would say 10 months isn’t such a long time, so if you were in a good position to get a postdoc ...


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There are a few things that appeal to academics, not just money (as a commenter has suggested). One is access to ideas that might result in publishable research. This is both for themselves and, perhaps more importantly, ideas that students can turn in to theses and careers. This might just be access to data that might be explored. The second is an ...


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