13.00 – 13.15 Introduction: framing and structure of the course Speakers: Course Team
13.15 0 14.45 Scoping the project
During this session we will discuss what a successful programme looks like. Participants will be put in the position of a person who has been asked to set up a ‘student enterprise’ and submit a scoping proposal to the senior management team of the university. Through group work, participants will collect, categorise, discuss the full range of activities, and later report back. Speakers: Course Team
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee Break
15.15 – 17.15 The entrepreneurial journey- frameworks, tools and methodology
In this session we will look at how to set out the pathway from idea to business, we will discuss the main steps, some tools and frameworks that provide structure and discipline to that journey.
17.15 – 17.30 Wrap up of the day Speakers: Course Team
09.00 – 10.30 Hackathons, competitions, challenges and other co-curricular activities
During this session gamification of the enterprise programmes, structuring and running high energy, high learning events, and MVPs will be discussed. Speaker: Jeff Skinner
10.30 – 11.00Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Writing and using case studies in an enterprise programme
In this session we will discuss how using written and live case studies (and the case method generally) can help students learn about start-up processes, critical decision points and how to avoid mistakes. Speaker: Jeff Skinner
13.30 – 15.00 Building a student community to lead activities
Creating student enterprise clubs and leaders to conceive and organise activities – the benefits to the students, key element of sustainability, role of the enterprise leader as advisor. Speaker: Robert Schimpf
15.00 – 15.30Coffee Break
15.30 – 17.00 Funding new ventures
Pitching events, investor clubs, engaging with external investors, should the university invest, should it take equity – the TT office’s role in resourcing student start-ups. Speakers: Course Team
17.00 – 17.15 Wrap up of the day Speakers: Course Team
09.00 – 10.30 Ecosystem Development – engaging with the local community
How can we draw on and contribute o the local economy? During this session we will discuss how we can draw on local entrepreneurial talent to provide mentorship and exemplar stories to students. Speaker: Robert Schimpf
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30 Sustaining the Programme
During this session we will look at how we can fund the programme in the short and longer term. We will understand how to create the value for various stakeholders (including the university); how to promote that value, and who we charge for creating the value. Speakers: Course Team
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CE Points: TBC
Knowledge Transfer offices are increasingly asked to be involved in creating student enterprise programmes, organising events, competitions, co-curricular courses and providing live case studies that can give students experience of commercialising technologies. These programmes can be a distraction, especially as there may not be much IP involved (and even where there is, we may not own it). However, they can also be fun, generate income and enhance our profile within our institution and outside networks. Besides which, we may not have much choice (or want anyone else to do it).
Finally, on the basis that we generally have neither the experience nor bandwidth to run programmes singlehandedly, we look at ways in which we can engage with external experts: instructors and ‘been-there-and-done-it’ entrepreneurs.
Who should attend?
This course brings together those who have ‘student enterprise’ in their portfolio or would like to have it. We cover some fundamentals of co-curricular course design, introduce some common tools, methodologies & frameworks (taken from the entrepreneurship toolbox). We also take you through the design of events, competitions, challenges, hackathons, their purpose and how they are run and judged.
I learned more in the training course for 3 days than I did the last 3 months at my job. The lectures were informative & interesting.
Hanna Sonning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Organisation and speakers were great, so enthusiastic about their work and very good at transferring their knowledge!
Sarka Bartova, Research Centre Rez, Czech Republic
I learned a lot with this course but I have the feeling that I will learn more during my profession, during the daily world and cases.
Paulo Jorge Magalhães, CERN, Switzerland
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