Wednesday, December 2, 2009


The Guest Lecture this week will be given by Ken Powell, serial entrepreneur and founder of Arrow Therapeutics, a UCL biotech spin-out company that raised £40m from investors before being sold to Glaxo in 2007. Ken is a serious speaker with really valuable insights. Ken's bio can be found here:

The Guest Lectures are 5.15pm every Thursday in Ambrose Fleming LT, Engineering Building, UCL. All UCL and LBS staff and students are welcome!

Applications are now open for the next intake of Knowledge Exchange Associates. This is a scheme for completing PhD students or those on research Masters programmes run by UCL Advances. There are three intakes per year, typically of two to three students.

A Knowledge Exchange Associate (KEA) is a 9 month appointment to deliver a knowledge-transfer collaboration between a small or medium-sized enterprise and UCL.

PhD students near completion or recently graduated PhD or Masters students can apply to become a KEA and act as a conduit for the transfer of knowledge from UCL to a company that will really benefit from exposure to their specialist knowledge.

Although an employee of UCL, the KEA’s place of work will be within the company for much of the time. The KEA acts as their own Project Manager for their collaboration. The project will be challenging and central to the needs of the company and its development.

One of the key benefits for the KEA is that 20% of their time will be devoted to formal training to enhance their career prospects and their ability to function effectively within a business. Support and training will be given as required. KEA’s will be offered courses at London Business School, at UCL and elsewhere, depending on their individual needs. This training is unique to the KEA and is of direct benefit to them.

The KEA must be a currently enrolled student at UCL or have graduated no earlier than May 2009. Knowledge Exchange Associates are expected to commit full time to the programme.

To find out more and to apply, go to:

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