The University of Salford, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University are coming together to host Enterprise Futures 2013, a conference for postgraduate students which has been praised by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
The event at Manchester Town Hall on Tuesday 21 May will help prepare postgraduate students for a competitive job market by focusing on enterprise skills and intrapreneurship – the ability to be enterprising and creative within an organisation or company.
Students will learn about marketing business ideas, intellectual property rights and how intrapreneurship can enhance research. Successful business people and educational experts will deliver talks and sessions on the importance of entrepreneurship and there will also be networking opportunities.
The conference has been organised by a dedicated team of enterprise specialists from the three universities who want to share their specialist knowledge in the conference themes of collaboration, inspiration and opportunities.
One of the event organisers, Dominic Martinez from the University of Salford, said: "Whether you choose to be self-employed or work for a company, it is essential that you demonstrate creativity, innovation, resilience and both autonomy and the ability to collaborate. This event will put you on the right path for developing these skills and being successful in your career.”
Business Secretary Vince Cable commented on the initiative: "The experience of enterprise in education is key to improving levels of enterprise ambition, and helps to give people the knowledge and awareness of what it means to run a business and the skills they will need in order to pursue new opportunities.
"The collaborative venture through the universities is to be applauded and will further help to foster the spirit of growth and enterprise, which is so essential to the future prosperity of the country.”
For more information, go to: http://www.postgradenterprise.co.uk/
To register, go to: http://enterprisefutures2013.eventbrite.com/
Enterprise Futures 2013, 21 May, 9.00am – 6.00pm, Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester.
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