Strathclyde: Eight Senior Enterprise Fellows appointed
At the end of last year, the University of Strathclyde announced the launch of their sector -leading entrepreneurship strategy 2020 – 2025, which would be realised through the Strathclyde Inspire programme. This month, they have inducted Eight Senior Enterprise Fellows, including Professor Mark Logan, Professor Janice Kirkpatrick, Dr Rabinder Buttar, Dr Susan Aktemel, Gurjit Singh Lalli, Ian Ritchie, John Waddell and Neil Logan. The appointment of the Senior Enterprise Fellows, who will share their experience with budding entrepreneurs as part of the University’s Strathclyde Inspire programme, marks the move towards implementation of ambitious plans for Strathclyde Inspire. Read more here.
City: Good Entrepreneur Festival
The Good Entrepreneur Festival 2021 includes a great selection of speakers covering the social environmental impact space. It is packed full of useful talks and time for Q&A, so you can learn from social & environmental impact minded entrepreneurs who are doing good and balancing people, planet and profit! The programme is underway and coming up are topics like: #3 Creating Value & Measuring Social Impact, #4 Fundraising, Funding & Investment for your Social Enterprise, #5 It’s Cool to Care – the Pitch for Good awards. Sessions are free and open to all and the annual Pitch for Good Awards are open to City, University of London students only. Details here.
UCL: Graduate creates paint made from coal mine waste
Onya McCausland, a UCL Slade School of Fine Art graduate, has produced the first ever emulsion paint made from 100% waste ochre materials. Onya developed the idea of turning recycled coal mine sludge into paint while studying for her PhD at the Slade. She visited mine sites across former British coalfield locations in South Wales, Scotland, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Onya said: “The mine water treatment schemes are the really important link between the colour, the material and the place. They reflect an important part of Britain’s cultural, social and industrial history and legacy.” Read more here.