Entrepreneurship education can equip students and researchers with real-world enterprise skills, empowering them to increase their entrepreneurial capacity for generating ideas and help them build the necessary skills to make them happen. Building this capacity strengthens competencies that contribute to rewarding, self-determined lives that add social, cultural and economic value to society.
EnterpriseTECH launched in September 2018 as an entry-level entrepreneurship programme. It offers hands-on experience for those studying for undergraduate degrees, conducting research at this University or elsewhere and similarly experienced industry researchers. Around 400 students have participated to date of which over 270 have been postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.
EnterpriseTECH explores the processes involved in transforming early-stage technologies into commercial business opportunities, providing a learning experience for students and commercialisation insights for inventors.
In September 2019, EnterpriseTECH STAR launched as a follow-on programme. This intensive 10-week programme for 20 students helps them develop their own business ventures. It is open to graduates of EnterpriseTECH only.
In summary, the EnterpriseTECH suite of programmes offers a stimulating environment where learning-by-doing develops intuitive decision-making, identifying opportunities, creative problem solving, innovating, strategic and design thinking, communicating, influencing, leading and increases financial andbusiness literacy.
Our goal is to build a generation of science-minded researchers that place entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, confidence and experience central to their being.