Purpose: This research aims to identify the factors affecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem model in the university. In recent years, attention to entrepreneurship has increased in addition to educational and research missions in universities and scientific centers around the world.
Method: This mixed research is a survey that used the library method to identify the factors affecting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the university, and in the next step, the influence of these factors has been investigated using the regression method. The studied population was experts of Azad University. Because the exact statistics of the statistical population were not available, the number of 384 people (emphasizing the adequacy of the Cochran sample size formula) was considered. SPSS version 25 statistical software was used for data analysis. In the quantitative part, a researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data.
Findings: Based on the investigations, 11 effective components were identified and evaluated. Structural factors, government factors, opportunity recognition, content factors, financial factors, economic factors, development and transfer of entrepreneurship, technological entrepreneurship, environmental factors, managerial factors, educational factors, cultural factors, scientific and technological factors, government factors, and leadership factors. Based on the regression method, all factors were confirmed.
Conclusion: The findings of the present research show the fact that academic entrepreneurship is faced with a complex set of different components that creates its ecosystem. So that each of the dimensions of this sphere is woven into the internal components of the university and the higher education system, as well as the external components and subsystems of society.