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- Published on Friday, 13 May 2011 18:19
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Edinburgh Research and Innovation
LAUNCH.ed is the University of Edinburgh’s free support service for student entrepreneurs. In the past four years, LAUNCH.ed has helped some 50 students launch new companies.
As a result of this activity, Edinburgh now produces more student-led companies than any of its peers in Scotland, and ranks among the top universities in the U.K. for overall start-up and spin-out activity.
To external institutions, LAUNCH.ed offers unparalleled access to the University’s top entrepreneurial talent.
Contribution to the Open Innovation Project
LAUNCH.ed are involved in the following project activities:
Practical, hands-on Open Innovation challenge events, which bring together academics, students, and the general public to rapidly brainstorm and prototype new products and services.
Business and enterprise training workshops and mentoring support for postgraduates, PhDs and research staff at the University of Edinburgh, to develop the commercial potential of their research.
Open Innovation showcases to highlight young companies that have successfully applied Open Innovation strategies.
Best-practice workshops and speaker events, including one with Henry Chesbrough, the world’s leading Open Innovation expert, on the benefits and practical implications of implementing Open Innovation initiatives.
The creation and development of Open Innovation networks, which facilitate knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and joint problem-solving between entrepreneurs.
LAUNCH.ed is contributing to the following events:
- 3 Day Startup: 15-17 November 2013
- LAUNCH.ed Innovation Cup 2012: Closing date 25 May 2012
- EPSRC Tech Challenge: Closing April 2012
- Accelerator Pipeline Workshops: January-February 2012
- The Open Innovation Imperative: January 2012
- Startup Saturday: October 2011
- Appathon: October 2011
- Business Ideas Competition: October 2011
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