Sunday, August 1, 2010

From University Research to Economic and Social Benefit -- a Lecture by Sir William Wakeham

IISc-UK Lecture Series

Lecture by
Professor Sir William Wakeham

"From University Research to Economic and Social Benefit"

Abstract: World-class research conducted in manner that explores entirely new problems and encourages a blue skies approach is the start of a pipeline to societal benefit. UK Universities must now take this process beyond the first phase. This lecture series will include examples from Professor Wakeham’s experience of three Universities and will consider: the management processes to be put in place for Academic Staff; IP exploitation; Venture funding; Incubators; Science Parks; Business managers. Examples of processes/systems will be set out, and interesting examples of excellent research that has followed this route will be given.

Short Biography: Professor Sir William Wakeham retired as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton in September 2009 after 8 years in that position. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and its International Secretary, a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Physics. He is a Council Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Chair of Its Audit Committee. He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2009 for services to Chemical Engineering and Higher Education.

13 August 2010, 4pm, IIT Delhi

Other Lectures in IISc-UK Lecture Series
  • "Catalysing Innovation: The Role of Universities" by Professor Alison Richard at IISc, Bangalore on 12/01/10 Download Presentation
  • "Adaptation to Climate Change: Policy, Economics and Governance" by Professor Judith Rees at JNU, New Delhi on 22/03/10 Download Presentation

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