Stimulating PhD Entrepreneurs: Discover innovative engagement approaches to encouraging PhD students to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets – an interactive workshop for educators and practitioners

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 06/03/2019

103c Camley Street, London


   

Stimulating PhD Entrepreneurs:

Discover innovative engagement approaches to encouraging PhD students to develop entrepreneurial mind-sets – an interactive workshop
for educators and practitioners

Wednesday March 6th2019 10am – 4pm

UCL BaseKX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF 

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the imperatives behind driving PhD entrepreneurs
  • Hear from entrepreneurship educators and practitioners who will share innovative tools and techniques for identifying, recruiting and nurturing PhD entrepreneurs
  • Build new networks with like-minded educators and entrepreneurs
  • Meet PhD founders and learn about the opportunities and challenges to work with this community
  • Visit the new UCL BaseKX start up space

Background

Ninety five per cent of the 25,000 UK PhD graduates will fail to progress into jobs in Higher Education (according to UKRI). The number of PhD research students is increasing and only one third have a firm idea about their future career.  Few PhD researchers consider self- employment (Doctoral Destinations, UCL Careers 2017), yet early signs show the potential for PhDs to create new enterprises. UK HEIs have much to gain by exploiting this PhD career pathway.

This Enterprise Exchange event is designed to raise awareness of the opportunities for PhD entrepreneurship across the UK HEI landscape, share innovative entrepreneurship practices to stimulate new thinking and provide a showcase for successful PhD entrepreneurs.

Speakers and facilitators include

  • Dr Debbie Buckley-Golder, Head ofInnovation Talent and Skills, UKRI
  • Alan Scrase, Freelance Higher Education Programmes Manager
  • UCL representatives
  • Warrick Harniess, Scandanavia Stories
  • Dr Mario Moustras, Mazamo
  • PhD Entrepreneurs
  • Jerry Allen, Director of Entrepreneurship, UCL

Cost to attend:

Staff from EEUK members – Free of Charge. All other individuals – £125 (non-refundable).

For more details and to register pleaseclick here. Enquiries may be emailed to kate@enterprise.ac.uk.

Programme (Draft and subject to change)

Timings below are a guide only

Please note elements of this workshop will be broadcast over Facebook Live & other media for wider engagement

10am Tea/Coffee/Registration and Networking
10.15am Welcome and Introduction
Jerry Allen, UCL
Kate Beresford, Enterprise Educators UK 
10.30 – 11.05 Outlining the UK PhD Challenge – Why do we need to tackle the PhD cliff edge? How can UK benefit from PhD employment & self-employment?

Dr Debbie Buckley-Golder, Head of Innovation Talent and Skills, Innovate UK

11.05 – 11.40 It’s not about mini MBAs or business competitions

The guiding principles and thoughts we have used to design and deliver PhD and post doc commercialisation programmes. How to get engagement and enthusiasm to deliver tangible and intangible results that last.

Alan Scrase, Freelance Higher Education Programme Manager

11.40 – 12.15 Case study: Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunities (SPERO) Programme.

Nadia Forde, Dr Mario Moustras, Warrick Harniess (UCL)

UCL response to the PhD cliff edge experimental works

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch and networking

With optional guided tour of BaseKX

13.15 – 13.30 Short presentations from 3 PhD entrepreneurs

 

13.30 –14.15 World café problem solving and idea generation session

Host: UCL The Enterprise Team,

 

14.15 – 14.30 Tea/coffee and networking

 

14.30 –15.15 World Café outcomes discussions and summaries

Host: UCL The Enterprise Team,

 

15.15 – 15.45 Closing comments and next best steps
Jerry Allen & Kate Beresford 

 

Attendee details

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non Members Ticket £125.00
Members Ticket £0.00

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