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Gvl Berkeley Bristol University Canagarajah

  1. 1. Enterprise Education Nishan Canagarajah, Chair of CS&EE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Bristol – Science City </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Bristol – Technology Clusters </li></ul>Aerospace and Defence Telecoms Micro Electronics Creative Media
  4. 4. <ul><li>The University Of Bristol </li></ul><ul><li>6 Faculties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and Veterinary Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine and Dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences and Law </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The University was founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol. </li></ul><ul><li>Granted University Charter in 1909. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Major Enterprise Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Toshiba Research Labs (Communications) </li></ul><ul><li>Rolls Royce UTC (Composites) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile VCE (Communications) </li></ul><ul><li>British Energy Partnership (Safety critical systems) </li></ul><ul><li>3CR (Computing, Communications, Content) </li></ul><ul><li>DIF DTC (image and data fusion) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Bristol Approach </li></ul><ul><li>We try and create an educational environment that prepares graduates ‘for’ enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Building entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, and behaviour into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Bristol eco-system </li></ul><ul><li>Student led </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Facilitating Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Providing sources of advice & feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Funds for student start-up (£41k pa) </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration from real entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions to incentivise business ideas (£36k pa) </li></ul><ul><li>Networks & Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>SETsquared business incubator </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Curricula Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Hi-Tech Enterprise’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st & 4 th year option for Computer Science students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught by Entrepreneur/Silicon Valley experts from SETsquared’s ‘entrepreneur-in-residence’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Final year unit – open across Engineering Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taught in part by visiting entrepreneurial expertise & by local businesses mentoring student teams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Both units use a business plan and oral investment pitch as final assessment </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Extra-curricular opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Annual New Enterprise Competition for students and staff worth £35k in prize funds </li></ul><ul><li>Bristol University Business Angels (BUBA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student-run group providing advice, networking, and £30k of university-provided investment funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Societies supported by a graduate ‘entrepreneur in residence’ - scholar with the Kaufmann Foundation </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Success Stories: XMOS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software-defined Silicon Chips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded in 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science academic and student part of founding team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student’s UG project key to co-development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised $16m investment in 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Success Stories: SETsquared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration around enterprise development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs a business incubator at each institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bristol incubator was ‘Established incubator of the year’ for the UK in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£52.5m in funding raised by the businesses in 08/09 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Success Stories: SnapFashion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Search Engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed by Computer Science Finalist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winner of the University’s 2009 New Enterprise Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won £15k of funding and six months’ free business incubation within the University </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Developing suitable metrics on impact </li></ul><ul><li>External pressures/funders: REF </li></ul><ul><li>Managing ‘conflicts’ </li></ul><ul><li>No one-size-fit-all </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever the students take us </li></ul><ul><li>Student-managed business incubation </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Extra-curricular opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Spark – 4-day entrepreneurial ‘boot-camp’ </li></ul><ul><li>International, National & Regional competition opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Business-development training for students running clubs & societies </li></ul><ul><li>Annual New Enterprise Competition for students, staff and recent graduates worth £35k in prize funds </li></ul>

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