The Enterprising Academic – presented by Doug Richard

http://enterprisingacademic.co.uk/

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

DATE 14 January 2011

TIME 10:00 Registration. Start 10:30. Close 14:45

VENUE ADDRESS University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU

WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR? This is for all academic staff (this includes teachers, researchers, fellows, managers) and research students.

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

DATE 9th March 2011

TIME TBC

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COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

DATE 10th February 2011

TIME TBC

VENUE ADDRESS Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5FB

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UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

DATE 2 March 2011

TIME 14:00 Registration. Start 14:30. Close 18:00

VENUE ADDRESS The University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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Engaging with Business and Industry

There are a variety of ways by which successful academics interact with industry. Ranging from direct consulting to collaborative engagements to specific joint projects; businesses and industry are flexible in their approach and academics increase their likelihood of a successful engagement if they understand the range of business models and approaches.

Licensing

The classic approach to move IP out of the university, licensing can take a range of options which vary by type of licensing agreement. We will touch on how licensing can be constructed to create successful strategies

Setting Up a Business/Spin Out

The classic model of demonstrating impact, the spin out can be expressed in many forms. It is not merely the act of incorporation and recent trends in Silicon Valley require all IP based businesses to understand what the Venture Capital industry is looking for.

Models of Social Enterprise

The world has changed and charities and companies are not adequate to meet the current needs of society. Into that gap social enterprises have arisen. They offer the benefits of entrepreneurship applied to solving key social issues. But social enterprises require unique structures and those innovative structures will be explored.

Pre Start Proof of Concept

Not every piece of research is ready to be a startup. Proof of concept projects are the key pre-requisite for a licensing agreement or a startup. We will explore the options in setting up proof of concept engagements and what the capital milestones are that they support

Securing Research Income

Research income forms the core of all university research. But the landscape for research income has changed and new requirements demonstrating impact have been introduced. We explore the huge range of ways by which impact can be demonstrated in support of a research engagement.