Enterprise, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
This is an online course developed by a consortium of UK institutions to help researchers understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and to develop those skills for success.
- University of Strathclyde
- Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Date first submitted:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Date last modified:
- 17 Jun 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Knowledge base
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Engagement and impact
- Personal effectiveness
- Enterprise-related activities
- 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?
The general aims of the course are to encourage researchers to consider their own life goals and help them decide which entrepreneurial route would be best for them (start-up, licensing, or consulting). They evaluate the commercial viability of an idea, get to understand timing issues, routes to market and how best to mobilise people and finance. They also have the opportunity to learn from others who have 'made it' or 'blown it'.
The course comprises 3 modules:
1. Are You an Entrepreneur? This module looks at issues such as who owns inventions developed in academic research facilities and the processes by which technologies are transferred from academic research into the commercial
2. Opportunity recognition, creation and evaluation
3. Resources (people, teams, finances)
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
This course is aimed at all researchers within the university.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Uptake of this course is monitored, and regular evaluations are undertaken. This online course is one strand of a wider Enterprise Programme at Strathclyde.