Presentation on theme: "Enterprise Scholarship Scheme. Introductions Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta Enterprise Scholar 2009/10 Ms Jane Nolan MBE Entrepreneur in Residence Careers Service."— Presentation transcript:
Introductions Dr Sharon Velasquez Orta Enterprise Scholar 2009/10 Ms Jane Nolan MBE Entrepreneur in Residence Careers Service Dr Gail de Blaquiere Postgraduate Skills Development Programme Manager, Science Agriculture and Engineering Dr Richy Hetherington Postgraduate Development, Faculty of Medical Sciences
The Enterprise Scholarship Scheme Three months additional stipend for a current research student The opportunity to investigate commercial potential of research Projects can be based on a students current project Collaborative projects can also be investigated
Applying Applications can be made by visiting the website at www.ncl.ac.uk/fms/es
Application Procedure Application received Application reviewed by panel Appropriate for funding? Interview agreement Scholarship funded N Y feedback to applicant Y N supervisor & unit leader approval
Selection Panel Core Members Mr. Gareth Trainer - Careers Service Assistant Director Dr. Bryn Jones - Dean of Postgraduate Studies, SAgE Dr. Gail de Blaquiere – Postgraduate Development SAgE Dr. Richy Hetherington - Postgraduate Development, FMS Associates Members Prof. Michael Whitaker – Dean of Development Mr. Ron Jamieson – Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Mr. Martin Cox – Development Manager Prof. Barry Hirst - Dean of Postgraduate Studies, FMS Dr. Sam Neill – Business Development Manager Mr. Alan Weddell - Intellectual Property Evaluation Officer
Expectations Three months is not a long time! Scholarships unlikely to support lab work Support for market research & further funding applications will be provided Applicants must complete agreed milestones which may include a short report Training will not be provided applicants should have gained knowledge and experience through the enterprise options available
Timescale Funding will be awarded on thesis submission Staged funding will apply on completion of milestones Applications can be made at any time but more notice is better Notification will be given as quickly as possible
Enterprise development opportunities for research students Introduction to Intellectual property The Solvers Series Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Module Business Enterprise Module Enterprise Challenge / Blue Print competition Vocational Learning by Doing (SERU) Biotechnology YES Environment YES
Biotechnology & Environment YES Biotechnology & Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Schemes) are innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience and environment researchers, students and staff. For the last three years Newcastle has hosted a regional heat of Biotech YES, with Newcastle teams progressing to the national finals. In 2009 two Newcastle teams were 1 st and 2 nd in the Environment YES competition.
Funding Currently the Enterprise Scholarship Scheme is being supported by the EPSRC and the Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School Limiting the scholarships to the areas of Engineering, Physical, Medical, Health and Life Sciences We are hopeful that initial scholarships will be successful and further funding may become available
Alternative Funding Options Applicants may find that other funding options are available and appropriate Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) BBSRC Enterprise Fellowships Research Councils Follow on Fund
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships KTPs are a partnership between a Company the University and a researcher Projects last 18-36 months on full salary with project support Highly appropriate for anyone on a CASE studentships or with an industrial contact http://www.ktponline.org.uk
Thank you I hope you have all the information you need to go on and apply if not please feel free to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
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