Researcher to entrepeneur

Birmingham Research Park, Institute of Research and Development
Medical and Dental Sciences
Tuesday 30th April 2013 (12:00-14:00)
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We would like to invite you to our new Enterprise Seminar; Researcher to Entrepreneur

This will be a 1 hour talk and with some associated exercises over lunch.

The entrepreneurial expert Peter Drucker said “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity” and this could equally describe a researcher, with the only differences being in the nature of the opportunity and the mechanisms of exploitation. In the case of the entrepreneur this search leads to the creation of a new business, and for the researcher to new knowledge and discoveries. It could be argued then that some of the skills of the entrepreneur are the same as those of the researcher and this presentation will explore these skills. Similarities in the way these two different ventures progress over time will also be described, this session will give you the tools and strategy to make the transition from researcher to entrepreneur.

The session will be delivered by Kevin Byron

Kevin Byron received his PhD in physics from the University of Hull, UK and continued to pursue a career in scientific research in the telecommunications industry for some twenty five years. During his years in research he developed a deep interest in creativity that had been initially sparked by his involvement in industry with the creation of patentable ideas and in the processes of product innovation.

There will also be an opportunity to find out more about BizzInn, the University’s new business incubator with a host of benefits for anyone setting up an innovative new company, this includes access to rent free space for up to 6 months (for more information about BizzInn please contact Catherine Mansell).

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