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Dr  Alan Wheals, left, and RIS's Christine Hardisty, middle and Alison Evans, right
Dr Alan Wheals, left, and RIS's Christine Hardisty, middle and Alison Evans, right
RIS competition - click for more details
RIS competition - click for more details

Internal News - 21 March 2006

Master class on developing business opportunities from bioscience

This is Research and Innovation Services (RIS) Week on campus and each day RIS marks its activities by putting new information on the news pages. Today it looks at developing business opportunities:

A new master class on how to develop business opportunities from bioscience will be held on 4 April at the University. The Bioscience Symposium: IP & Commercialisation has been arranged by Dr Alan Wheals from the Department of Biology and Biochemistry with Research and Innovation Services, and is supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Commercialising University research and technology can result in licensing opportunities and ‘spin-out’ companies to follow in the footsteps of previous commercial successes such as Sterix and Vectura. The Bioscience Symposium includes presentations on protecting intellectual property and what steps to take to commercialise an opportunity.

The Bioscience Symposium: IP & Commercialisation (Tuesday 4 April 9.10am to 2pm) is open to post-graduate students from biology, biochemistry, pharmacy & pharmacology. For more information contact Research and Innovation Services’ Oonagh Kelleher

The launch of the Bioscience Symposium coincides with RIS Week (20-24 March), a campaign to raise awareness of the department which is the bridge between the University and business The Research and Innovation Services department is responsible for research collaboration, marketing university expertise & research, providing enterprise education & training, and creating new university companies.

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of their department, the Research and Innovation Services team will be exhibiting in the Claverton Rooms everyday this week between 12noon and 2pm.

For more information and to take part in the RIS Week competition to vote for the greatest innovation of the last 40 years, go to RISweek.com via the link in Related Links.

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