technology transfer

Solvers Enterprise Workshop with Electrokinetic 5 March 2012 – places available!

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Interested in developing your enterprise and entrepreneurial skills? Have you thought about commercialising your research or starting a business? This Solvers half day workshop will give you the opportunity to build your skills and knowledge, working on the real life scenario of Electrokinetic, an extremely innovative business, which will be outlined by company director David Huntley. Come and work in teams to explore how you would respond to the challenges and opportunities of setting up and developing a business. The session will be facilitated by Jane Nolan MBE Entrepreneur in Residence with Newcastle University Careers Service. Monday 5th March, Research Beehive, Room 2.21 1pm to 5pm. Booking: 


Intel Challenge 2010

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What is the Intel® Challenge?

The Intel® Challenge Europe is a regional business plan for university students. In collaboration with prestigious education institutions and entrepreneurship organizations across Europe, Intel is excited to launch the Intel® Challenge Europe this year.

The goal of Intel® Challenge Europe is to contribute to the entrepreneurial movement and help generate interest and development of technological projects with the potential to become major business opportunities. By advancing technology entrepreneurship, Intel® Challenge Europe can support projects that can create value-added production chains and result in job creation.

The winners of this regional competition will be invited to participate in the final round of the competition at the Intel®+Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (IBTEC) in November this year at the University of California at Berkeley.

Knowledge Transfer – This is your chance!

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Hi Researchers,

This fantastic opportunity caught my eye this morning, it’s chances like this that you need to grab and make the best of to really give your CV a cutting edge above the rest of the herd! (Check that out for a mixed metaphor!!!) Find out more here

Knowledge Transfer Secondment Map

Knowledge Transfer Secondments (KTS) Scheme In October 2009 Newcastle University was awarded £489,235 from EPSRC. The KTS will provide funding to help ensure the exploitation of the research funded by EPSRC at Newcastle University. It operates on the principle that the best way to transfer knowledge is to transfer people. This is based on the Research Assistants Industrial Secondments (RAIS) scheme previously available from EPSRC. It will allow movement of skilled people both into and out of Newcastle University. For application guidelines and application form please visit the KTS pages . For further information on KTS please do not hesitate to contact published on: 26th January 2010

Make the most of your Academic Career

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So these days having a succesfull career in academia is all about publishing papers????

PLoS Map of Science

Wrong!!!! actually some of the most succesful academics in this University have their fingers in the business pie too…. for some real life inspiration and clues as to how you can make this kind of success your own come to


For research staff and academic staff in the Bioscience areas

Please book your place on this event via:

Title: Working with business: the ‘little’ and ‘large’ of enterprise

Date: 29 Jan 2010

Venue: Medical School Boardroom and Foyer

Time: Event 10:00 – 12:00; lunch 12:00 – 13:00

Objective: The objective of this event is to raise awareness amongst research staff and academic communities within the Bioscience area to the commercial potential of their research. This will be achieved by a ‘shop-window’ approach showcasing examples of the types of commercial engagement that have been of benefit to some of our researchers ranging from small but profitable entrepreneurial ‘sidelines’ of research to making your career out of Bio Business.

 Topics include:

  • Social and economic benefits of commercialising research
  • Running a business alongside research
  • Patenting and licensing
  • Commercialising research reagents
  • What’s it like working in a spin-out?
  • How to work with industry in your lab: commercial contracts in research
  • Consultancy opportunities

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Whitaker, Dean of Development

Mark Birch-Machin, Prof of Molecular Dermatology (ICaMB) and Founder of Genesis Genomics UK

Melanie Hardman (Cancer Research Technologies)

Deepan Shah (Orla Protein Technologies)

Linda Taylor, Research Translator & Funding Development Manager

New extended application deadline!

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Great news, we’ve extended the application deadline for the Enterprisers course for 2 EXTRA WEEKS to 10 am 11th December 2009.

Newcastle University Staff and Graduates promote Enterprisers

This Enterprisers course runs from 11th – 15th Jan 2010 in Warwick. If expanding your horizons and tapping into your potential is something you would like to do, go to Enterprisers to find out how to apply.

Inspirational and intensive, the programme helps people with Newcastle University degrees to develop both their personal and professional skills and unlock their entrepreneurial potential.

Please remember that eligibility is restricted to Newcastle University graduates. To see our full eligibility statement go to Enterprisers and scroll down to ‘how do I apply’.

New Enterprise – making the difference, Tuesday 15th December 2009 , HASS Postgraduate Training Suite, 7th Floor, Daysh Building

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The Newcastle University Graduate Skills Framework was developed and tested with employers of Newcastle University graduates to determine how important they consider specific skills to be to the future of their business. The results from the 131 organisations that took part show that over 80% of employers consider personal enterprise, the ability to respond to opportunities and initiate change in order to drive continuous improvement, very important or important. In addition 75% of respondents thought the same about commercial acumen, the ability to recognise, utilise and create opportunities in order to contribute to achieving organisational goals.

These results are supported by the recent CBI report ‘ Preparing graduates for the world of work’ (2009). “ Newcastle University Graduate Skills Framework 2007 .

On the 15th December hear how current postgraduate research students, staff and graduates are developing and using enterprising and entrepreneurial skills to progress their career ranging from the application of bespoke training and experiential learning to the start-up of commercial and social enterprises from their research.’

‘Enterprising skills and entrepreneurial behaviour are widely recognised as important elements of success in a wide range of sectors and professions including research. What does this mean for you? How might you take advantage of the ‘culture of enterprise’ and the opportunities it offers to enhance your career prospects?

Idea Generation

Job Vacancy – Technology Transfer Officer, Newcastle University

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Technology Transfer Officer, Newcastle University
Ref A509A (Faculty)
Faculty/Services Medical Sciences
Department Medical Sciences Faculty Office
Job Type Professional & Administrative
Hours of Work Full time
Salary: £36,532 up to £38,757, rising to £43,622
Closing Date: 17 December 2009

The Faculty of Medical Sciences is looking to recruit a Technology Transfer Officer to assist in the commercial exploitation of intellectual property and the core competencies, skills and resources of our Institutes of Cellular Medicine; Cell and Molecular Biosciences; and Human Genetics.

You should have an MSc or PhD in a life science related subject and an understanding of the principles, processes and issues underpinning commercialisation in a Higher Education institution.  Technical, strategic and commercial acumen will be required to link academic research, technology transfer and translation.  Previous experience in both academia and the industry sector will be an advantage (pharmaceutical, biotechnology or similar).
Tenable for two years.

For an informal discussion on this opportunity, please contact the Faculty’s Business Development Manager, Martin Cox, on 0191 222 7309 Email:

Apply here