Latest #EntEd news from five EEUK members

Written by Kate Beresford


Strathclyde: New Exploring Entrepreneurship series

Vicky Hamilton (pictured above) – inventor of Recoilkneepads, founder of VH Innovations and Enterprise Fellow at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship – is Strathclyde’s first guest in their new Exploring Entrepreneurship series which will soon be available via podcast. Talking with CEO of Strathclyde Students’ Union Manish Joshi, Vicky explores entrepreneurship as a career option and talks openly of her experience of abandoning the traditional graduate scheme route and setting up her own business. Check out the teaser Video Podcast here.


Manchester: Entrepreneurs share £75,000 prize money at Venture Further Awards

Fifteen teams of Manchester-based entrepreneurs have been awarded cash prizes as part of the annual Venture Further start-up competition hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC). The winners were announced during an online awards ceremony hosted by entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah M.B.E.. Lynn Sheppard, Director of MEC said: “Manchester is a global hub for entrepreneurship and the competition has helped to launch many successful new ventures and careers. It is so inspiring to see ventures with ethical and sustainable issues at their core, and we will continue to support the development of real talent and uncover the responsible business leaders of tomorrow.” Find out more about the winners


Queens: Lean Launch open for registrations

The Lean Launch pre-accelerator programme helps Early Career Researchers across the UK transform their research in commercial opportunities. This 10-week online market discovery programme is designed using lean start-up methodology. Participants learn how to use this approach to test what potential customers think about an idea, product or service. Funding is available to take part in this programme from Innovate UK.  Application deadline 28th June. To apply or get more information, please click here.


UCL: Entrepreneurship Advisor featured in UKRI #101Jobs spotlight

Research is important because it informs how we interact with the complex world around us. But the research journey has many ups and downs. This UK Research and Innovation #101Jobs that Change the World spotlight is on Dr Ruth Weir, Entrepreneurship Advisor at UCL Innovation & Enterprise, who helps doctoral students on this journey. Ruth oversees the SPERO programme, a doctoral training programme that equips students with the entrepreneurship skills and mindset to help them to be best placed to be competitive for their future careers. Watch the spotlight video here.


St. Andrews: Symposium fosters new EntEd collaborations

A one-day symposium titled ‘Embedding Enterprise in the Curriculum’ was hosted online at the University of St Andrews on 7 June 2021. Colleagues from across the UK shared their insights in a short presentation and discussion format. The sessions explored a range of topics such as engaging external partners, encouraging PhD students to explore enterprise, creative enterprise within the curriculum, staff development within enterprise, experiential learning models and teams-based programmes. The first of its kind at St Andrews, this event was an effort to bring together like-minded colleagues and foster new collaborations in the Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Education space.