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BS936 - Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation

  • Module code: BS936
  • Module name: Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The primary aim of this module is to integrate information from the core modules by addressing the issues concerned with conversion of an idea in bio-science to a commercial reality. The module draws from information in the core business and bioscience modules and concludes with the student formulating, writing and presenting a Business Plan.

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the requirements and issues associated with the successful conversion of an idea in biosciences to an exploitable, commercial product; the stages in establishing a bioscience business with emphasis on legislation, finance and ethics. Expansion of the analytical and writing skills necessary to produce a Business Plan. Recognise and analyse the specific problems associated with the development and exploitation of biological systems in a commercial process. Demonstrate communication skills, particularly with non-scientists. Be able to construct & present a Business Plan. Identify, analyse and resolve scientific, financial, legislative and ethical issues pertinent to converting an idea for a bioscience product into a commercial reality.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 hours lecture; 6 hours seminar

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS936-10)
A2 (Assessed work only) Business Plan Pitch 5%
  Business Plan Pitch 15%
  Individual Business Plan 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management (C5N2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
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