Brian Baillie, Student Business and Incubation Manager at SPARK, recently visited South Korea to present and chair a panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Asian Universities Summit 2017, hosted by the Times Higher Education, and held at the University of Ulsan. The panel consisted of Vice Chancellors and senior management of some of the top HEI’s in Asia including the number one ranked University of Singapore.
The panel considered the interface between industry and universities, how vital this was to future progress, and a sharing of best practice to ensure that it might be improved and developed for economic and educational benefit. Up to 300 people attended the panel and were keen to learn about how SPARK, the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) and the Student Union collaborate to deliver enterprise across the campus.
They were particularly interested to hear about Nexus and how it will impact on the local, regional and national economy whilst also impressed with the fact that our student and graduate business incubator would be incorporated as an important feature of the new development.
Following on from the summit, Brian visited KAIST, the Korean Applied Institute of Science and Technology, in Daejon, where he secured a commitment that will allow the 4 Year in Enterprise students for 2017/18 to attend their Global Entrepreneurs Bootcamp in August.