Consultancy Programme’ Marcus Atkinson External Engagement Manager Business School Andre Mostert Research and Enterprise/Social Science Business Partner/ASPECT Broker/DICE Consortium US Link University of Sussex
their role as an intrapreneur within their university/organization • to develop a plan for sustaining their research interests • to apply strategies for building networks for supporting their research work • to create a viable and effective bidding platform • to make submissions to appropriate research and development funding sources • to recognize that rejection is a central part of building a competitive bid • to embrace any commercial potential associated with their research to plan a spin out • to compile and table a long-term plan for intrapreneurial development
delivery by facilitator (Andre Mostert) • Lack of relevant content? – including introduction to existing networks, possible funding routes, DICE Consortium (preferred research supplier for a major international agency), support from Sussex, opportunities to showcase i.e. Skills 4 Jobs India, ASPECT Annual events, KTPs, MKTPs, possible private sector clients, etc. • Teaching load • Incorrect nomenclatures (setting up a consultancy from the ground-up is tough) – operating as a freelancer, intrapreneur, contractor, etc) may resonate better (the title of this session not withstood) – design by consultants 4 emerging consultants? • Lack of a clear road map? To loose? Homework? • The negative – Innovate UK April = 8600 submission for 600 projects • Lack of suitable opportunities? – probably again poorly conveyed by Andre • No underlying demand for a programme of this nature • Follow-up email to all 28 registered with business engagement opportunities (with small grant, lifting of a supplier framework freeze, opportunity to participate in Skills 4 Jobs (3 interest), build international research bid to British Academy (3),opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ bid for 29th Oct (2), etc.
present – hopefully this ECR will grow with the programme and be the backbone of the next • Creation of a Intrapreneurial/Project development Workbook • Mapping of research interests in the group to funding opportunities (sent out after the first session – perhaps starting point – as info was gathered through registration • Immediate focus on end point outcomes i.e. removing the idea of process as outcome – typical of many non curriculum based activities • Although process as outcome is key to early stage project development - mission critical • Started to use project manager, contracting, freelancing, etc. • Building around existing projects from the outset and seek overlaps with interest areas • Focus on STEPs rather than sessions
of opportunity, it’s a lack of perseverance in the face of extensive rejection’ Amazon was rejected 40 times prior to securing funding’ The Myth of the Intrapreneur https://hbr.org/2018/06/the-myth-of-the-intrapreneur Thank you Andre Mostert firstname.lastname@example.org
by colleges acting alone • Consortia research applications usually viewed more favourably • Research comes in cyclical waves according to the flavour of the moment eg inspection, flipped classroom, Covid, on-line learning, management training needs etc etc