Havok founder slams universities for being ‘afraid’

“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 in 1998 with fellow Trinity researcher Hugh Reynolds. The company’s technology makes computer graphics more realistic, and has been used in more than 150 games, including the best-selling Halo series, as well as a number of films …” (more)

[Gavin Daly, Sunday Business Post, 8 March]

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