Universities inspiring incubation

Nottingham Trent University recently hosted an event organised by Enterprise Educators UK and UK Business Incubation, which was attended by representatives from universities across the UK.

Great day, met lots of like-minded business owners and those involved in business incubation across the country. Brilliant!

Nottingham Trent University hosted an event on Tuesday 3 June which explored the topic of business incubation within universities.

Supporting student and graduate entrepreneurs: Business incubation in the university context was organised by Enterprise Educators UK and UK Business Incubation. The one day event examined the latest approaches to incubation within a range of different university environments.

Topics included how summer schools, enterprise societies, curricular and extra-curricular enterprise education can be effectively blended with a flexible incubation offer to meet a wide variety of needs of young people at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys.

Hive Business Manager Chris Hall said: "The event was an excellent opportunity to get together with other universities from as far afield as Aberdeen to Plymouth and share the latest approaches to business incubation. It's a subject we're passionate about here at The Hive and it was great to have the chance to network with other entrepreneurship educators and incubation experts, and to see that we are still seen to be one of the leaders in the field."

Over 60 people from universities across the UK attended the event. Delegates heard from Peter Harman of the UKBI as well as experts and entrepreneurs from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Lincoln. There was also a tour of The Hive, NTU’s purpose-built centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Some of the comments on the day included;

"Great day, met lots of like-minded business owners and those involved in business incubation across the country. Brilliant!"

"It's been a really interesting day, great speakers and venue, some amazing start-ups."

Slides from presentations given on the day can be found on the Enterprise Educators UK website.

Universities inspiring incubation

Published on 6 June 2014
  • Category: The Hive

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