How do you turn your research project outputs in to 'real world impact?
Come along to a lunchtime seminar, organised by the Business Engagement Support Team, UMIP and the Faculty, to hear more about the new Humanities ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ scheme.
The scheme aims to embrace the creativity of our academic researchers alongside the business acumen of John Leach, a successful alumnus entrepreneur. The overall aim is to prime research project outputs that have the potential to yield “real world” impact by injecting additional entrepreneurial flair alongside leading domain expertise and knowledge. Outputs might be a spinout, licence, service business or other joint venture.
John entered one of the Universities incubators in 2005 with a business idea and was supported by the incubator to help grow. Since then he has scaled his company Winning Pitch to a national brand specialising in business enhancement and personal growth involved in major delivery contracts for the public and private sector. John is a firm believer in R&D and commits a large amount of time to researching his markets and then developing new IP and innovating through learning.
Through his role as Entrepreneur in Residence John is keen to help unlock value from Humanities based research that can be developed into impactful outcomes.
The seminar will take place on Wednesday 13 November, between 12.30pm – 2pm (pre-booked 121 sessions available from 2-5pm), in Room 3.76, MBS West.
The agenda will be as follows:
12.30-13.00 – Lunch and networking
13.00-13.05 – An introduction to the Entrepreneur in Residence scheme – aims and objectives
13.05-13.10 – How this is supporting the Humanities Impact Agenda
13.10-13.20 – TBC, ESRC: Why researchers should consider this and ESRC funding for impact related projects
13.20-13.45 – Case Studies: Humanities staff developing enterprising projects
13.45-14.00 – Q&A panel session
THIS WORKSHOP IS SPONSORED BY ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)