A University conference will help European entrepreneurs take their business ideas forward.
The conference, held at the University’s Informatics Forum on 8-10 September, will stimulate communication and collaboration between science, business, engineering and design faculties around the world.
This year, the conference is being hosted by the University’s School of Informatics. It is run by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, the entrepreneurship centre at Stanford University, California.
The Roundtable in Entrepreneurship Education conference is expected to attract over 100 investors, entrepreneurs and educators from 16 countries.
The event will focus on design and entrepreneurship and will harness the experience of some of the world’s most successful technology entrepreneurs to stimulate new research, innovation and successful business ventures.
Speakers include Heidi Roizen, entrepreneur in residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Entrepreneurship Club, and Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.
Bringing the Stanford Roundtable in Entrepreneurship Education to Scotland is part of our mission to help start-ups think, connect and act globally.
Project leader, Informatics Ventures
The University has a strong track record at turning business ideas into reality.
A research and commercialisation group - now known as Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI) - was first created at the University in 1969.
In the 2009-2010 academic year, 40 firms were created, the most ever generated by a Scottish university.
The University's achievements include:
Major companies spun out from the University include:
This article was published on May 6, 2011