15 May 2007
New Funding for Enterprise and Commercialisation Course
The Graduate Research Office has recently announced that CREED has secured funding of £11,500 for a short course on enterprise and commercialisation for postgraduates and post-doctoral researchers across the University of Sheffield.
The funding from the Skills Training and Development Grant is designed to develop a course in collaboration with the Office of Corporate Partnerships (OCP) and Sheffield University Enterprises Ltd (SUEL). The course will focus on many aspects of enterprise and commercialisation as appropriate to researchers in the early stages of their career.
Prof. Colin Williams of CREED commented: “This should be an exciting and valuable programme both for the Management School and the University. We think it is important that researchers get the opportunity to learn about enterprise and commercialisation”.
The purpose is to provide a four day course once a year for postgraduate research students and post doctorate researchers on enterprise and commercialisation. The course is principally practical and focused on ensuring students are aware of issues associated with academic practice and its relationship with academic entrepreneurship. Ideally the course will draw on a range of participants from within and outside of the University to discuss issues related to enterprise and commercialisation. Subjects covered are likely to include: protecting intellectual property; managing large research projects; negotiating contracts with commercial organisations; developing academic-led businesses; licensing technology; engaging in commercial relationships; and, managing consultancy work.
Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED) is a Unit in the Management School at the University of Sheffield, and its focus is the increasingly important areas of regional development and entrepreneurship. The vision of the Unit is to become a leader in these areas of research and education.
About The Management School
The Management School is a multidisciplinary School that offers a vibrant and varied environment for research and teaching , employing over 50 academic staff, who are assisted by a part-time teaching team and a dedicated support staff.
The Dean of the Management School is Keith Glaister, Professor of International Strategic Management.