4th Mar 2010: Interested in Industry?

Are you a PhD student or early careers researcher interested in commercialising your research or working with industry? QMUL provides funding along with training and support. Come participate in a panel discussion to learn how you can get £1500, a 3 month scholarship, patent your research and more.

Senior Common Room Bar, 4 March at 3:30 pm
All are welcome, food and drink will be provided.

Dr Tracy Bussoli is the Careers Adviser for Researchers at Queen Mary University of London. She can help you to identify and articulate the different skills that are required to move into different industry sectors. She offers CV and interview advice and supports researchers in their attempts to build effective networks within industry and/or academia.

Dr Kevin Byron spent twenty five years working in research in industry and during this time he supervised a number of PhD (CASE) students and has also been external examiner for eight PhD vivas. For the last four years he has been involved in research skills training for postgraduate researchers at various higher education institutions and is currently the enterprise education coordinator at QMUL. He is author of ‘The Creative Researcher’ booklet recently published by Vitae.

Dr Adam Daykin has 11 years experience of technology commercialization. In his current position at Queen Mary Innovation, the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of QMUL, he is the Senior Technology Transfer Manager for the Department of Science and Engineering. In the last 2½ years in this role he has assisted in setting up 4 QMUL spin-out companies. He is currently a non-executive Director for four companies, two of which are software companies. Prior to QMI he spent 3 years at NHS Innovations London Ltd, the TTO representing NHS Trusts in the London region, and was Intellectual Property Manager at Weston Medical Group Plc, a medical devices company.

Ms Martine Harvey works for Queen Mary Innovation Ltd as a Business Development Manager. Her work involves forming relationships with business, sourcing funding, mentoring enterprise schemes, orchestrating collaborations and assisting academics with proposals. She has worked for a global telecommunications company and also managed her own business in the US. She has an MPhys degree in Physics with Astrophysics and an MSc in Microwave Communications which was funded by industry


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