Research-based spin-offs from SOMMa centres and units strive to transform inventions developed from their research into successful businesses. This is thanks to a supportive climate at centres and units, which draw on awareness of entrepreneurial opportunities among their members, have developed a culture that thrives on entrepreneurial role models among their alumni and academic staff as well as successful spin-offs that serve as inspiring examples, and actively stimulate development of entrepreneurial talent and help founders of spin-offs to obtain access to investors, consultants and other forms of support.