Young Entrepreneur Scheme competition
Willing to test your entrepreneurship skills? Wanting to learn more about the industry world? The Young Entrepreneur Scheme is for you!
YES is a 3 days programme designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. It includes workshops (in GSK, Stevenage) facilitated by leading figures in industry introducing the most important topics to be considered when starting up a company as well as time to prepare the proposal, access to mentors and networking opportunities.
In 2018, the QUB Business Alliance team and the PDC supported a team of 5 Faculty postdocs to attend the GSK workshop, by providing tailored advice and covering costs.
Postdoc to innovators (P2i) Fair
The P2i fair is an incredible opportunity for postdocs to meet and gain advice from start-up CEOs, corporate entrepreneurs, marketing and HR experts, IP lawyer and investors. The Enterprise Fairs provide the opportunity to network with industry leaders from across Europe, as well as other postdocs working both in industry and academia.
In 2018, Business Alliance and the PDC organised for 3 Faculty postdocs to attend the P2i entrepreneur fair in Glasgow (19-21 November 2018).
Applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 26th September 2018.
Download the application form
Industry collaboration funding
See Funding section