Showcasing student enterprise


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Prof. Adrian Moore
Dr Michaela Black
Helen Jackson
Dr Peter Bolan
Chris McLean

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Showcasing student enterprise

  1. 1. Showcasing Student EnterpriseWelcome to theUniversity of UlsterColeraine CampusContributions from:Prof. Adrian MooreDr Michaela BlackHelen JacksonDr Peter BolanChris McLeanPresented by:Chris McLeanLecturer
  2. 2. University at Coleraine
  3. 3. Student Enterprise JigsawFaculty of Life andHealth Sciences
  4. 4. Student Enterprise ChampionProfessor Adrian MooreDirector of Academic Enterprise
  5. 5. Some examples of Student Enterprisefacilitated within the Faculty• Annual Santander Student Business IdeaCompetition• Dedicated modules in key subject areas• Student Placements in business and Industry• Intellectual Property Management (e.g.patenting and licensing)
  6. 6. Annual Student Business Idea competition• Open to all students in the Faculty two categories(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)• Students submit an outline business plan for anew enterprise (business or social)• Category winners receive £2502012 undergraduate winnersES – Micro Scale Anaerobic Digestion system2012 Postgraduate winnersBioMed – Milk purity (protein) Biosensor product
  7. 7. Dedicated modules in key subject areas• BIO 385: Innovation-ledEntrepreneurship– provides students with theopportunity to developenterprise competences andtransferable skills using lectures,case studies, tutorials andattendance at a relevant publicengagement or professionalbody events. Includes a groupnew venture planning project.
  8. 8. • EGM 312: Enterprise Business andEmployability– Helps students understand how and howthey can lead business exploitation ofScience through entrepreneurial activity.– Includes a range of environmental casestudies and guest lectures (e.g. Progen UKCauseway Enterprise Agency and theScience Shop) – also includes a groupbusiness idea project.
  9. 9. Student Placements in business and IndustryMost 4 year Programmes include 1 yr Sandwich PlacementsDiploma in ProfessionalPractice (DPP)Ciara McKayat her DPP Placementat E.ON Engineering,Nottinghamshire
  10. 10. Intellectual Property Management(e.g. patenting and licensing)• Students with innovative and enterprising ideas and conceptsget support (via the Office of innovation) to develop, protectand promote their inventionsExample: Catherine McGavigan PhD student InventionDisclosure for the Active Tube - A Quantitative Methodfor Sampling Littoral Zooplankton in Lakes
  11. 11. Student Enterprise JigsawFaculty of Computingand Engineering
  12. 12. Student Enterprise ChampionSchool of Computing & InformationEngineeringDr Michaela Black
  13. 13. Microsoft Imagine Cup Success Started20072010 Success – Autistic Teaching Tool for Schools - 3rd
  14. 14. • Team SODDA (Simulation Of Drink DrivingActions)– Kinect Drink Driving Simulation– 3rd Overall– Best Implementation of Kinect 2012– Top 100 for the World Imagine Cup for theFun Labs Online Kinect competition• Team CYW (Change Your Way)– Android App to assist diet– 5th Overall2012!!
  15. 15. 2012 Widening Access Project:WiCADET• 10 Schools – 20 teams• 3 Months Android App Development• Skills Development• 3 on-site visits• Finale: Dragons Den Showcase3rd PrizeThe Judges 2nd Prize1st Prize
  16. 16. App currently available on: High Continued Success!• Met recycling officers from 8 district councils and presented ourApp concept• Entered Junior Dragons Den and reached the National finals• Winners of the Eircom Junior Spiders award, having met andreceived commendation from Bill Liao, some of the team wouldnow even like to mentor at a CoderDoJo events• Environment Minister Alex Attwood found out first-hand on a tripto Stormont about their design which promotes and develops usersknowledge of recycling• The team were selected as NI young innovators by the BelfastScience Park and got the chance to pitch their App concept toPrince Andrew, the Duke of York at the launch of the Museum ofHere and Now, at the Titanic Building
  17. 17. Student Enterprise JigsawFaculty of Arts
  18. 18. Student Enterprise ChampionHelen JacksonDirector of Academic Enterprise
  19. 19. state of the [art]s“Creativity, originality and humanity areat the core of the Arts and Humanities”Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh
  20. 20. [art]s School of Creative Arts• Design, Drama, Music, Creative Technologies,DanceSchool of Media Film and Journalism• Media Studies, Film Studies, Interactive Media,Journalism, Photo-ImagingSchool of English and History• English, History, Irish History, American StudiesSchool of Modern Languages• French, German, Spanish, ChineseSchool of Irish Language and Literature• Irish Language and Literature
  21. 21. [art]s Science Shop Award winnersStudents from Interactive Media Arts (Media, Film andJournalism)Working with the Belfast Giantsice hockey team studentsdeveloped a programme to helpteach children about culturaldiversity and nutrition.Working with Belfast Visitor andConvention Bureau, the winningstudent team produced a portfolio ofphotographs, merchandise and aninteractive map offering a modernperspective of Belfast’s iconiclandmarks, old and new.
  22. 22. [art]s Entrepreneur in ResidenceSchool of Media, Film and JournalismStephen Shaw from Big Motive joined the Schoolto mentor students in turning their enterprisingdreams into reality.Big Motive is one of the most successful digitalcreative agencies in the UK, having createdworld-class user experiences for the web, mobileand connected TV, and delivered innovative R&Dprojects for Channel 4, BBC and Samsung.Pitching Competition WinnersStacey Wright and Zoe Gage (Interactive MediaArts) for an image recognition app that allowsyou to snap fashion items that someone iswearing, identify where the item of clothing isfrom, and purchase it directly.Currently supported by MeWe360 incubationagency.
  23. 23. [art]s Dare to be Digital FinalistsElijah Blyth and Michael Sheridan (School of Computing andIntelligent Systems) andMark Quinn and Niall Carlin (School of Creative Arts)Went head to head with eleven other teams from the Republic ofIreland, England, Scotland, China and India to compete for the BAFTA‘Ones to Watch’ Games Award finals.The team spent their summer basedin Trinity College Dublin developingtheir video game ‘The Creeping Dark’on Emergent Technologies Gamebryo,a world class games developmentengine, before moving to Edinburghin August for the Dare to be Digitalfinal.
  24. 24. [art]s Allingham Arts FestivalSchool of Creative ArtsYear 3 students from the BDes (Hons) in Design for CreativePractice and the BSc (Hons) in Creative Computing exhibitedmoving image design responses to William Allingham`s poetry,offering innovative design stories that portrayed theirinterpretation of Allingham`s written word, using their chosendiscipline (illustration/ graphic design/ 3D animation and movingimage).As a result of theexhibition four studentsand two members of staffhave been commissionedto produce a one-off piecefor the proposedpermanent AllinghamExhibition, to be housed atthe Abbey Centre.
  25. 25. [art]s ICE (Innovation and Creative Enterprise) moduleSchool of Creative ArtsICE (Innovation and Creative Enterprise) module for final year BDesHons Design and Communication and BA Hons CreativeTechnologies students, supported by Digital Derry, InvestNI andDerry City Council, will award course credits to studententrepreneurs.Students electing to take the modulewill be provided with both legal andfinancial support from theUniversitys Office of Innovation.They will also take part in a range ofworkshops and seminars deliveredby local entrepreneurs and organisedby Digital Derry, who have partneredwith the University to develop theprogramme.Each student will get the chance to pitch their ideas for inclusion in aprivately-backed business development programme beingdeveloped by Digital Derry.
  26. 26. Student Enterprise JigsawUlster Business School
  27. 27. Student Enterprise ChampionSchool of Hospitality and TourismManagementDr Peter Bolan
  28. 28. eLeisure &TourismBSc (Hons)International Travel & TourismManagementLeisure & Event ManagementDr Peter BolanCreating the digital path totourism successDr Peter BolanUniversity of Ulsterthrough innovation andenterprise in eTourism
  29. 29. eTourism – Student EnterpriseTravel & Tourism Management students pitchtheir ideas and concepts for a new tourism orevent based business to a panel of industry experts.
  30. 30. eTourism – Student EnterpriseThe new business conceptmust have a digital focusand students design a websiteand social media presencewhich they demonstrate inaddition to pitching theirconcept to the judging panel.
  31. 31. eTourism – Student EnterpriseThis fosters and develops creativity and innovationwith regard to applying digital knowledge and skillsto the tourism and leisure industry.All with input, advice and expert feedback fromindustry representatives. 2012 Judges included:Jill Robb: ManagingDirector of AmbitionDigitalStephanie Berkeley:Marketing Manager W5Penny Thornberry:Director of PThornberrySolutions
  32. 32. eTourism – Student EnterpriseStudents are competing for the Ambition DigitalAward sponsored by Jill Robb (MD Ambition Digital)
  33. 33. 2012 Winners – YOLO Teen Events
  34. 34. Student Enterprise ChampionSchool of Business and EnterpriseDr Norry McBrideDirector of Academic Enterprise
  35. 35. The Champion of Student EnterpriseFred ScharfAnd his lesser known ‘side-kick’Chris McLean
  36. 36. 2008
  37. 37. Winners 2008
  38. 38. Finalists 2009• Baby Milk Maker designedlike a coffee machine
  39. 39. Winners 2010Dipstick• A cocktail stirrerdesigned to detectthe presence of‘date-rape’ drugs.
  40. 40. Runners-up 2010Ecotent• A fully biodegradable tentaimed at festival goers
  41. 41. Accenture ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’Clare McCollum• Overall winner selectedon an All-Ireland basis
  42. 42. Runners-up 2011Cordou• An iphone Appdesigned to helpautistic teenagersto reclaim theirindependence.
  43. 43. Finalists 2012Winners UBS SantanderEnterprise CompetitionDynamic Greens• A hydraulically operatedputting green to allow keengolfers to hone theirtechnique.
  44. 44. 2013???Santander EnterpriseCompetition• Winners UBS Final• Winners UU Final• Finalists UKCompetitionRMK Security
  45. 45. 2013????The Ireland FundsBusiness Plan Competition• Three teams selectedfor the Semi-Final• Two teams selected forthe Final
  46. 46. Why success?• BMG587EntrepreneurshipModule• Final Year• Semester 1• BMG513 NewVenture CreationModule• Final Year• Semester 2
  47. 47. Internal Pieces – Thank You!Faculty/School Level• Enterprising Students• Enterprise Champions• Directors of AcademicEnterprise• Supportive Head ofSchoolUniversity Level• Office of Innovation• Science Shop• Careers Service• Placement Tutors• Students Union
  48. 48. External Pieces – Thank You!Local Level• Future Search• Coleraine Borough Council• Causeway Enterprise Agency• Causeway Chamber of Commerce• Venture Causeway Champions• Business Mentors• Northern Regional CollegeRegional Level:• Invest NI• Santander• Young Enterprise• Prince’s Trust• NI Chamber of Commerce• Business Sponsors• FE Sector
  49. 49. Showcase of Student EnterpriseThere is much to celebrate! However –the next challenge!
  50. 50. We need your help to get to this!
  51. 51. The ChallengeEnterprising Students versus Student Enterprises
  52. 52. The Challenge Workshop• Which parts of the jigsaw are missing?• Do you know where we can find them?