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Great Expectations: entrepreneurship interventions as a means of promoting STEMM Commercialisation

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Room 2038, Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

Great Expectations: entrepreneurship interventions as a means of promoting STEMM Commercialisation

Please note - this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. 

There remains a deficit between academic research, in science, technology, engineering and medicine-related subjects (STEMM), and commercialisation of that research which can deliver benefits to society at large. In seeking to address this ongoing deficit, there have been many calls for entrepreneurship education (EE) interventions for STEMM students and early-career researchers (ECRs). This paper reports on evaluation data from a national, experiential education intervention specifically designed for early career researchers in STEMM disciplines in the UK that has been delivered for twenty-two years and had over 5200 participants. This intervention has been found to have a profound impact upon the long-term career aspirations and destinations of former participants, despite being of relatively short duration. However, like most EE evaluations, outcomes and experiences were not explored from a gender perspective. This is despite research findings that women are less likely to engage in academic entrepreneurship and commercialisation than their male peers, and that the benefit of EE for women participants is questionable. Here, we set out the findings of a small-scale, exploratory study with former participants to assess if the outcomes of this programme may be gendered and consider the implications for those seeking to deliver EE to STEMM women.

Dr Lorna Treanor is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Haydn Green Institute, Nottingham University Business School. Lorna is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; she is also a co-founder of the Gender and Enterprise Network, the ISBE Special Interest Group established in 2010 to promote scholarly research into the gendering of entrepreneurship. Lorna served on the Board of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) from 2011-2016 and held Deputy VP Policy and Deputy VP Education roles. Lorna's research interests include women's entrepreneurship and the influence of gender on entrepreneurial behaviours. Lorna's research has explored STEMM women's professional career progression and entrepreneurial behaviours in particular. Lorna is also interested in entrepreneurship education and its benefits to non-business students and graduates.

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Contact: Dr. Hang Do
Email: H.Do@kingston.ac.uk

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