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    Hi, I'm currently choosing my firm and I'm stuck between imperial and durham. I don't really want to do a research project, I'm more interested in the enterprise scheme. If anyone could provide me with more information about what the enterprise scheme involves i would be really grateful as i'm in a rut and don't know what to do haha.

    also i applied for hattfield but got in to hild and bede, so i was wondering what people thought of the college.

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    I don't know anyone who's actually done the enterprise module but I believe it basically involves group work where each group works on a business project based around a biological concept; unfortunately I don't know of any specific examples. I think you meet up formally one afternoon a week to work on the project (research etc) and in the end do some presentations.

    Just looked on the biology website, and it says;

    "Biology Enterprise (BE) is project-orientated module, based on research in a commercial context, with self-selecting groups of 5 or 6 students working together. The learning context for BE follows the real-life scenario of the formation of a biotechnology spin-out company from an academic biosciences research group. Within this context BE aims to introduce students to: key processes of business start-up, specifically in the context of a spin-out of an innovation generated as a result of biological research; key factors and considerations that influence the decision making process of the commercialisation of biotechnological innovation; the necessary skills, knowledge and resources required to take biological innovation from concept through to credible commercial propositions; the purpose of a Business Plan and, using a self-generated idea, how to prepare and present a Plan for a research-led biotechnology spin-out. A core component of BE is an in-depth desk study of a biological topic to collate, review, critically appraise and present the scientific research evidence that underpins the self-generated idea for the biotechnological product or process. The content of this module will provide an introduction to key business processes such as ideas generation; market research; protection of intellectual property; raising finance, in addition to developing individuals' team working, project planning, time management and transferrable skills"
 
 
 
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