- University of Bath
- South West and Wales
- Date first submitted:
- 23 Sep 2010
- Date last modified:
- 28 Sep 2010
- Enterprise-related activities
- Postgraduate researchers
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
We wanted to do enterprise training researchers felt was relevant to their research. And making contacts to Industry/businesses/charities is an important part of collaborations and getting funding and disseminating your research findings. Participants identify an area in which working with industry could benefit them, they then develop a proposal, identify contacts and make those contacts to hopefully develop a lasting relationship with them.
The programme consists of 6 skills days, between those participants have homework e.g. develop a proposal, find relevant contacts in industry etc.
mentoring by the trainer is available throughout the programme
The programme ends with a 1-1 1 hour long what is next planning session.
By the end of the programme participants will have:
- Explorered how to generate new streams of funding from industry/external organizations
- Built their confidence to work with industry
- Developed a plan that they can use to build a relationship with the industry/external organisation of their choice
- Developed a proposition to help them communicate the value of their research
- Learned how to build a network of industry contacts
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
No previous experience is necessary.
Up to 15 participants can take part.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
The benefits will be the skills the participants learned, but also the outcomes e.g. a collaboration that is set up/and article that is published as result of the process the participants go through.
The main challenge was to interest enough participants in taking part.
This is dependent on the success of the first run (ends November 2010).