10:00 am - 4:00 pm 06/03/2019
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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