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APRU Enterprise Status Report. Jacob Phang Chair, APRU Enterprise Coordinating Group APRU 2 nd Senior Staff Meeting, 23 March 2005 University of Auckland. APRU Enterprise. Mooted by NUS at 6 th APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting, 22 June 2002

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APRU Enterprise Status Report

Jacob Phang

Chair, APRU Enterprise Coordinating Group

APRU 2nd Senior Staff Meeting, 23 March 2005

University of Auckland


APRU Enterprise

  • Mooted by NUS at 6th APRU Annual Presidents’ Meeting, 22 June 2002

  • Leverage on the diverse and distinctive strengths of member universities in education, research and technology transfer and application;

  • Provide a platform to promote best entrepreneurial programs and practices as well as to launch innovations;

  • Support APRU to take on a catalytic role in advancing knowledge, transferring technologies and creating wealth for the Pacific Rim.


APRU Enterprise Coordinating Group

  • To facilitate development of new initiatives and coordinate activities under APRU Enterprise umbrella

  • Endorsed by APRU Steering Committee on 7 March 2003

  • Coordinating Group Members: 11

  • APRU Enterprise Coordinators: 26


APRU EnterpriseCoordinating Group Members

  • Jacob Phang, National University of Singapore (Chair)

  • Alan Meyer, University of Oregon

  • Angus Livingstone, University of British Columbia

  • Guoxing Jiang, Fudan University

  • James Severson, University of Washington

  • Koso Murakami, Osaka University

  • Lin-shan Lee, National Taiwan University

  • Mathew Yuen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • Neal Sullivan, University of Southern California

  • Tim Hurst, University of Sydney

  • Tina Seelig, Stanford University


Past Activities

  • Technology Transfer and Wealth Creation Survey

    • Report and publication

  • APRU Enterprise Conference, 30 Oct 03, Singapore

    • attended by 31 staff from 19 member universities

    • 6 initiatives proposed

  • APRU Pavilion at Global Entrepolis @ Singapore, 27-31 Oct 03

    • 11 member universities participated in exhibition

    • 250 exhibitors from 19 countries

    • 10769 participants from 30 countries


Proposed Activities

  • APRU Business Plan Competition: Extra Chapter Challenge

  • Global Startup Competition

  • APRU Enterprise Web Portal

  • 2nd Roundtable for Entrepreneurship Education Asia, 6-8 July 2005, Beijing, China


APRU Business Plan Competition: Extra Chapter Challenge (1)

  • An APRU competition for commercialising student research

  • Objectives:

    • Encourage Masters and Doctoral students to write an “extra chapter” in their dissertations on commercializing their research output

    • Possibility of including this competition as part of APRU Doctoral Students Conference

  • Coordinator: Tim Hurst, University of Sydney


APRU Business Plan Competition: Extra Chapter Challenge (2)

  • Action items:

    • Each university to provide one or two awards which includes the following:

      • stipend for 3-6 months to complete “extra chapter”

      • travel support to participate in Extra Chapter Challenge to be held during APRU Doctoral Student Conference

      • host university to provide prizes


Global Start-up Competition (1)

  • Winners of various national and regional business competitions invited to compete.

  • 1st Global Startup, 27-28 Oct 03, Singapore, organized by NUS and INSEAD

    • 16 teams from Asia, Europe and North America

    • Winners (US$20,000): UC Berkeley, Runners-up: London Business School and NUS

  • 2nd Global Startup, 11-12 Oct 04, Singapore, organized by NUS and INSEAD

    • 20 teams from Asia, Europe and North America

    • Winners (US$20,000): Stanford; Runners-up: Wharton and UC Berkeley

  • 3rd Global Startup, Oct 05, Stanford, organized by Stanford, NUS and INSEAD


Global Start-up Competition (2)

  • Propose that winners of various Business Plan competitions at APRU universities compete at Global Startup Competition

  • APRU Enterprise could be a co-organizer of this competition with INSEAD and members could take turns to host the competition

  • Member universities to provide financial support for their winning teams to participate in the competition annually


APRU Enterprise Web Portal

  • Objectives:

    • To create a resource centre for information relating to technology transfer and commercialization among APRU universities e.g. technologies available for licensing, spin-off companies, etc;

    • To serve as a online platform for APRU member universities to share and discuss new initiatives, best practices and research initiatives, with opportunities for collaboration.

  • Working committee to be formed and concrete plan to be worked out

  • Coordinator: NUS


2nd Roundtable for Entrepreneurship Education Asia, 6-8 July 2005, Beijing, China

  • Objective:

    • Designed to gather Business, Science and Engineering faculty from leading universities with the goal of accelerating entrepreneurship education for scientists and engineers;

    • Successful Inaugural Roundtable for Entrepreneurship Education Asia held in Singapore, 28-30 July 2004, led by NUS, Stanford U and UC Berkeley.

  • APRU Enterprise will continue to support by endorsing the event

  • Led by Stanford, Tsinghua and NUS


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