15th November 2006 10:08 am
Each of the students will be entitled to funding support of up to £6,000 to help pay for equipment and other resources and they will also receive advice and mentoring. The students will be selected from across UU’s five faculties.
The student business initiative is part of the innovative SPEED (Student Placement for Entrepreneurs in Education) project which is supported under the Government’s Higher Education Innovation Fund.
In total the SPEED project is worth £5m and brings together 12 Higher Education institutions from throughout the
Dr Patrick Ibbotson and Dr Elaine Ramsey from UU’s
“Creating and fostering an enterprise culture and the subsequent development of this entrepreneurial talent are core objectives for the
The Faculty of Business and Management at
Dr. Patrick Ibbotson says: "Through such initiatives as the 25k competition and the innovation generation scheme (
Over the next two years, all registered students at the University will be able to apply for SPEED funding for their enterprise placements.
The University welcomes applications now from teams of up to three people, with the first cohort starting their projects in June 2007.
Visit the SPEED project website http://www.busmgt.ulster.ac.uk/business/speed/index.html
Contact Dr. Patrick Ibbotson (email@example.com) or,
Talk to their Faculty’s academic enterprise coordinator:
Arts: Kate Bond (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Business and Management: John Thompson (email@example.com)
Engineering: Jonathan Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Life & Health Sciences: Peter Mitchell (email@example.com)
Social Sciences: Mike Smyth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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