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Biotechnology YES. Who Am I? Jenny Biddulph Curriculum Development Officer Entrepreneurial Development Unit Careers Service Kings Gate. http:// /. Ideas Generation. Ways to think in new directions. reading . problem solving. drawing. organising.

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Biotechnology yes

Biotechnology YES

Biotechnology yes

Who Am I?

Jenny Biddulph

Curriculum Development Officer

Entrepreneurial Development Unit

Careers Service

Kings Gate

Ideas generation

Ideas Generation

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Ways to think in new directions

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problem solving



Hello! My name is....

I like (doing)....

I don’t like (doing)....

I know a lot about....


motivating others


being creative


working in a team

report writing

getting stuck in

public speaking

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5 minutes!

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Our team





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First... find a problem

‘There must be a better way than...’

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  • What products or services would you want that you haven't been able to find?

  • Is there something that everybody hates to do that you can do for them?

  • Is there a product or service that would make life easier for people you know?

  • What business trends are happening that you want to participate in...that really light your fire?

  • Are there gaps in the market that you can fill with your talents? What are they?

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Define the problem

Not just a clock but...

a way to manage my time efficiently


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Combining distillation and fermentation for efficient ethanol production

A non-allergenic gluten replacement

Analysing blood chemistry with a hand-held device that harnesses fluorescing quantum dots

A genetically modified Hosta plant control slugs

Contact lenses for diabetics that change colour when their glucose levels change

Product that removes bird waste from buildings

Genetically modified grass that never needs cutting

A novel vaccine for Hepatitis C

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Ideas in groups

No such thing as a silly idea

No criticism

Discuss ALL ideas

Think about how to communicate your idea to your team mates...

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Chance favours the connected mind...

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7 minutes!

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Generating Solutions for Problems

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Mind Maps

Create New Eyes

Radical Thinking

Think in 3’s

Taken from The Idea Generator, Ken Hudson, 2008

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10 minutes!

Be prepared to explain and discuss what you thought about the technique you are using, with the rest of the room

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How was it for you?

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5 minutes!

Biotechnology yes

Jenny Biddulph

Careers Service – Kings Gate

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