25 Nov 2010 16:25:00.550
A special professor who describes himself as a serial entrepreneur has been asked to join a team of advisors on the Government’s new Entrepreneur’s Forum.
Bruce Savage, a special professor at Nottingham University Business School, has set up a number of successful university spin-out companies in the biosciences sector.
Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, has invited Bruce Savage to advise him on new business and enterprise policies.
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Mr Savage said: “I am pleased that the Government is prepared to listen to entrepreneurs and hopefully will take note of our recommendations in order to create the appropriate environment to foster and encourage entrepreneurship.”
As a special professor Mr Savage visits Nottingham University Business School’s Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI) where he lectures on Marketing in Technology businesses and assists the students with case studies.
The Institute is one of the leading centres of excellence in enterprise education in Europe and a founder member of the UK Science Enterprise Centre Network. Mr Savage said: “One of the things that impresses me about the business school is its cross discipline approach whereby it links in with other departs in science and technology sectors to give these students an opportunity to understand business — an absolute requirement to encourage commercialisation of UK science”.
UNIEI was launched in June 2000 to deliver research and teaching programmes and offers student enterprise and business engagement opportunities from EnterpriseLab, based on the Nottingham University Innovation Park.
This year Nottingham University Business School achieved both EQUIS accreditation and AMBA reaccreditation and Nottingham University Business School’s MSc in International Business was recently ranked in the UK’s top six business schools in the Financial Times Global Masters in Management 2010.
The University of Nottingham has a broad research portfolio but has also identified and badged 13 research priority groups, in which a concentration of expertise, collaboration and resources create significant critical mass. Key research areas at Nottingham include energy, drug discovery, global food security, biomedical imaging, advanced manufacturing, integrating global society, operations in a digital world, and science, technology & society.
Through these groups, Nottingham researchers will continue to make a major impact on global challenges.