Biotechnology and Environment YES. Young Entrepreneurs Schemes Explained. Which Competition?.
Young Entrepreneurs Schemes
Environment YES is for researchers working in natural environmental sciences the science needed to provide solutions to the global environmental challenges that the world is facing today and will face in the future
Climate system, Biodiversity, Sustainable use of natural resources,
Earth system science Natural hazards, Environment, Pollution and human health
Biotechnology YES is for researchers working in Bioscience
The BBSRC remit is wide and covers basic science in Plants, Microbe and Animals including Humans, Technologies that underpin practical solutions to major challenges such as climate change, food security, healthier ageing, and the control of infectious diseases would all fit well
to prepare an oral business plan presentation for a “hypothetical" company.
You can do all the work there – but it’s unlikely you will win
4 Support sessions here (provisionally 26th Sept – 15th Oct)
Competition starts with regional heats over 3 days (2 nights residential)
Win the regional heat (2 places) and progress to national finals
How much does it cost?To you it is FREEa deposit is required but this can be covered by the Graduate School NB the deposit will be recovered if you do not attend
Final London 10 December 2012
How much will you have to do?
(split into streams and one winner from each stream goes through to national final)
If possible teams should consist of people equally committed to the competition
If not, go into the team with your eyes open about what is expected of each member
A session to get teams together on Monday 21st May
Your idea should be based on realistic science, but currently hypothetical, winning ideas tend to be good with an intrinsic flaw
2011 Using yeast to produce high value fragrance components
2010 Nitrogen fixing bacteria fertilizer pellets
2008 Vegetarian Omega-3 oil from food industry waste
2006 GM Plants that reduce a slug’s appetite
2002 winning team assumed a micro-organism has been identified with novel enzymatic activity.
Newcastle ideas, peanut allergy detector, appetite suppressing chewing gum, a preventative head lice treatment, a meat spoilage detection kit, multiple diseases all in one assay
Your idea must be believable; you should be able to account for the advances in science needed to develop your imaginary technology.
One person takes the lead Fills in the application and send it off.
Medical Sciences Graduate School will cover deposits for teams with FMS
Research students in, if you don’t attend we will need paid or FINANCE HOLD
For others If you send a cheque it will only be cashed if you don’t turn up.