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Research to Enterprise Summit on 9 June

20 Apr 2009

Raising awareness of enterprise among research students and staff

The second annual Research to Enterprise Summit takes place on 9 June at 4pm in Lecture Theatre B, University Place, Oxford Road.

The event aims to raise the awareness of enterprise at the university among research students and staff from all faculties. Last year's highly successful event attracted more than 500 people and can be viewed at:

Already confirmed as speakers are:

  • Caroline Plumb, an engineering graduate who started research and recruitment company Freshminds, and has twice been voted one of the UK’s most successful women under the age of 35.
  • Curtis Dobson, a researcher at the University of Manchester who founded Ai2 from his studies into anti infective agents and looks at ways to prevent infections from uses of medical devices. The business was voted North West Biotechnology Company of the Year for 2005.
  • Jayne Lawton, a qualified horticulture lecturer who founded Grobox, a company whose products include bulbs and soil nutrients in biodegradable packaging for the lazy gardener. She was voted Female Innovator of the Year 2006 among many other awards.

After the event will be a free buffet and drinks and a chance to win Apple prizes.

For more details, contact:

To book your free place, email: