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incubation

[‚iŋ·kyə′bā·shən]
(chemistry)
Maintenance of chemical mixtures at specified temperatures for varying time periods to study chemical reactions, such as enzyme activity.
(medicine)
The phase of an infectious disease process between infection by the pathogen and appearance of symptoms.
(vertebrate zoology)
The act or process of brooding.
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Other methods of acquiring new innovations internally are through research and development (administrative entrepreneurship) and the set up of new venture development units (incubative entrepreneurship).
These dreams of liquid birth point to the essence of Fuss' work: the primal arousal of the senses, encoded in the incubative caul and reverberating in our collective biotic memory.
For example, Schollhammer (1982) focuses on five types of internal corporate ventures: administrative, opportunistic, imitative, acquisitive, and incubative (new venture management).