Thursday, 4 May 2017

Making the Most of Your PHD - Tip 11

High achieving Postgrads do not overlook Business opportunities

  • PHD is training in innovation
  • PGRs are Innovators, Creators and Pioneers
  • Scientists and engineers make good entrepreneurs
  • Academic Entrepreneurs
  • Successful PGRs know University is a business and needs to secure funding to survive - So value business training
  • Spin out companies and/or patents and inventions
  • Research leader roles, funding grant bids and applications, research strategy decisions, budget and resource management
  • Roles outside academia - in industry or university academic liaison roles
  • Business skills development - via PGR enterprise competitions (YES and Ingenuity Lab)

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