Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) is an innovative scheme to raise levels of entrepreneurial awareness, that is targeted at PhD students and post doctoral researchers working in the environmental sciences.
Environment YES will run as a 3-day residential workshop in Oxford with participants split into teams. They will attend presentations from leading figures in industry on all aspects of technology transfer and the commercialisation of science ideas. This knowledge is then used by participants to prepare an oral business plan presentation for an "imaginary" environmental or environmental technology start-up company. On the final afternoon the participants make a formal oral presentation of their business plan to a panel comprised of business, financial and academic experts taking the role of venture capitalists.
Teams taking part compete against each other for a prize which is awarded to the winning Environment YES team at the London Final.
This is an opportunity to investigate a career path you may not have considered before.
You will have the opportunity to network with a variety of professionals who will be happy to talk about their career routes with you.
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