Entrepreneurial & Business Training
A key objective of the BPU is to provide training in innovation, business, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial skills for staff and students within the School. This allows them to better understand, engage with and meet the changing needs and challenges of industry and society. BPU has pioneered a range of training programmes designed specifically for Chemists in academia and from the Chemical Using Industries. These compliment existing training schemes at University level provided by the Graduate School.
MSc in Chemistry with Entrepreneurship
A new and exciting one year course aimed at those with a first degree in Chemistry (or related discipline) who wish to further develop their technical skills whilst gaining the business skills necessary for them to contribute effectively in the Chemistry-Using Industries. Further details are available here on the School of Chemistry web pages.
Business Science Fellowships
For more than 6 years the BPU has run a highly successful Business Science Fellowship (BSF) programme. This scheme enables post doctoral level chemists to gain training and hands on practical experience of working at the interface between academia and industry. Former BSFs have taken up positions within and are making a significant contribution to a range of organisations and continue to support the BPU as visiting and returning speakers.
From the Bench to the Bank Basics (The Innovation Process) - Lecture Course
A programme of interactive lectures for students, postdoctoral fellows and staff that describes how to identify innovative technical concepts with commercial potential and the practical mechanisms for progressing these to commercial reality from an academic and industry perspective.
The course is scheduled to next run in 2012. Please contact Dr Trevor Farren for more details.
From the Bench to the Bank In Action - Seminar Series
A programme of interactive seminar sessions where key entrepreneurs and business leaders meet staff and students to discuss key issues facing the Chemistry-Using Industries and the future role of chemists in helping to address these.
This course is next scheduled to run in 2012.
Further support and development
Graduate School is commited to providing support and training for all postgraduates and early career researchers. There is a variety of events available throughout the year as well as many other resources. Visit Graduate School web page to find out more.