We are now taking registrations of interest for the Winter 2014 iSolve Programme.
Based on a programme developed first at MIT in Boston and then extended to Cambridge University, this exciting concept has now been successfully developed at Cardiff University.
iSolve allows promising postgraduates and early career researchers to work with real research initiatives in order to determine the best strategy for their commercialisation. Findings from these projects are then presented back to researchers, so that their work can achieve maximum impact within wider society.
Participants form inter-disciplinary teams, meeting at workshops held during weekly evening sessions over 9 weeks. This is not a simulation; your work could have a tangible impact upon the researcher’s commercial strategy.
You will be expected to work closely with senior researchers at Cardiff University and find contacts in relevant industries to gather real-world feedback on your ideas. To succeed, you will need to develop your network, identify opportunities and gain new knowledge in technology transfer, all of which are increasingly important in academia and industry.
iSolve is open to all postgraduate students and research staff.
No experience required just enthusiasm, professionalism and a willingness to be part of an intensive and rewarding project.
“It was really great fun working with the iSolve group. I made some really good friends, learned a lot related to marketing and business world, which my Computer Science background never gave…iSolve really helped me getting this exposure and also helped me in developing some new skills”
Satyam Gupta, MSc Computer Science
The iSolve programme starts in November 2014. Applications are open until 30th of October 2014. Visit http://www.isolve.org.uk for more details