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1 Enterprise Scholarship Scheme

2 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

3 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

4 Applying  Applications can be made by visiting the website at

5 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

6 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

7 Invention Record Questionnaire

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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.

12 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

13 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

14 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships  KTPs are a partnership between a Company the University and a researcher  Projects last months on full salary with project support  Highly appropriate for anyone on a CASE studentships or with an industrial contact 

15 Thank you I hope you have all the information you need to go on and apply if not please feel free to contact me


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