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Cascoda 151112


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Presentation to Electronics and Computer Science post graduate and post doctors researchers at University of Southampton on the Entrepreneurial Intern scheme by Cascoda Semiconductor Design.

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Cascoda 151112

  1. 1. Perspectives on the Entrepreneurial Interns Scheme By: Bruno Johnson, CEO Alan Scrase, Centre Manager, SETsquared 15 November 201220/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 1
  2. 2. Why? A Semiconductor start-up Based in Southampton & Bath SETsquared Spin-in company No formal University links Developing radios for smart-metering & energy management Need to recruit highly-skilled engineers • University - recruiting ground for young talent Seek relationship with a research organization for future projects20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 2
  3. 3. Who? PhD students, in the write-up phase • Good students are busy • Their focus is on finishing Interviews: Communicate PhD work Quiz on problems that require engineering judgment Academic bias? Willingness to remain in the UK long-term? Leadership potential?20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 3
  4. 4. What? Identified a self-contained problem • Non critical-path A senior staff-member (mentor) responsible • Single point of contact • Planned periodic reviews Integrated the intern in company meetings • Bigger picture • Company culture Background research & investigation • Orientation & confidence building • Access to academic search resources Provided flexible leave Allows for pre-viva study, viva & corrections20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 4
  5. 5. How did it go? Cascoda participated twice 1st intern went back to academia Performed a useful study 2nd intern joined the company Now a core team member Interns have plenty of energy & enthusiasm Motivation not a problem Interns require guidance and training Resources Time In it for the long-term... Vehicle for recruitment Establishing links with the University20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 5
  6. 6. Current Opportunties • A web science role with a significant development content for a e-marketing systems developer • A developer of a key algorithm for future products including High Frequency Trading, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Video Streaming and Networking • Project leader to focus on one or two existing opportunities including High Frequency Trading, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Video Streaming and Networking • Research & Development Metrology and Automation Engineer in small dynamic firm producing market leading contactless metrology • Research & Development Software Engineer in small dynamic firm producing market leading contactless metrology20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 6
  7. 7. FAQs • Who is eligible to participate in the scheme? • Can I undertake an internship after the award of my degree/completion of my current contract? • How do I apply? • Will there be an applicant interview? • Will I be paid to undertake the internship? • Can I get any help with travel costs during the internship? • What happens to my research candidature while I am on the internship? (ie in case of PG researcher) • What support will I receive to make sure that I’m getting on OK? • What will my working hours be? • Will I have any intellectual property rights over the work I undertake within the internship project? • What happens if I can’t continue the internship, eg. if I get a job offer elsewhere which starts before the end of the placement?20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 7
  8. 8. Thank you, any questions?20/07/2012 Confidential © Cascoda Limited 2012 8