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Delegates at the poster presentation
Delegates at the poster presentation

Internal News - 13 June 2007

Bioscientists get insight into world of commercialisation

More than 70 postgraduate students and research staff from the University took part in last week’s bioscience symposium on intellectual property and commercialisation.

Organised by Research & Innovation Services with Dr Alan Wheals from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry, the event gave an insight into the process of commercialising research and the support on offer at the University.

Delegates were also invited to present a poster on an idea, a discovery or an invention from their lab that has potential or actual commercial value.

Speaking at the event, which was sponsored by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council, Professor Kevin Edge, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for research, said: "The University of Bath has an enviable reputation as a research intensive university.

“We consider ourselves as an important strategic contributor to the regional, national and international economies and to benefiting society generally.

"It is increasingly important that researchers have a sound awareness and understanding of the value of entrepreneurship and intellectual property management.

“It is therefore essential to embed a culture of entrepreneurial thinking and action as a core part of the education and research experience.”