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1 Enterprise Scholarship Scheme

2 Introductions Professor Michael Whitaker Dean of Development, Faculty of Medical Sciences Dr Peter Arnold Chief Executive, Newcastle Science City Professor Andy Lydiatt Professor of Practice, Business School Dr Jonathan Rand Research Associate (ICaMB) & Biotechnology YES competitor 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. Andy Lyddiatt – Professor of Practice  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 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

8 Timescale  Funding will be awarded on thesis submission  Staged funding may 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

9 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

10 Biotechnology YES  Biotechnology YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) Is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among bioscience research students and postdoctoral scientists.  Last year Newcastle hosted a regional heat, two teams reached the national finals and both were awarded prizes. We hope for similar success this year.

11  For all researchers  Encouraging interaction across disciplines and with business  Register at  Facebook group: Newcastle Researchers Network Newcastle Researchers’ Network Mariano Otheguy © ‘Have your say’

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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