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This research is part of a wider project, funded by the EPSRC’s Inclusion Matters initiative, looking at the participation of women scientists, engineers and mathematicians in university spinout companies. As highlighted in our previous report, only 13% of spinout companies across the whole of the UK have a woman founder (Griffiths and Humbert, 2019). This cannot be solely attributed to the underrepresentation of women in professorial roles in STEM disciplines. As this study shows, researchers may spinout at different stages of their careers and the majority of spinout founders in our sample could be classed as early- or mid-career academics.
This research charts founders’ spinout journeys from the early days of establishing the company through to developing the spinout and reflecting upon challenges and successes. It compares the experiences of women and men academic founders to better understand where women may be
encountering gender bias and have to overcome additional challenges. This approach has enric…
The document provides an excutive summary of our research project funded by the British Acadamy (2019-2021). It also serves as a reference to the seminar we delivered on 14 Sep 2021 to the industry and the research community.
This report explores the preconceptions that early career researchers (ECRs) in STEM hold toward academic entrepreneurship and the commercialisation of research and innovation through spinout companies. It is the third and final report that documents the findings from the Women and Spinouts: A Case for Action project, funded by the EPSRC under its Inclusion Matters programme.
This section focuses on a framework for career development and is based on the accounts of successful women spinout founders.
This section focuses on the development of coaching conversations and is based on the accounts of successful women spinout founders.
This section focuses on the development of Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSAs) and is based
on the accounts of successful women spinout founders.
This competency-based Framework aims to support and encourage women researchers to become spinout founders. It is situated in an approach which recognises that many of the barriers researchers face on their route to academic entrepreneurship are structural. Similarly, this Framework also recognises that spinouts are typically founded by teams rather than individuals and so many of the resources encourage researchers to consider who else they bring in or lean on for support.
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This framework outlines how Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can develop gender-inclusive
academic entrepreneurship. It is informed by ‘Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in
University Spinout Companies - A Case for Action, a project funded by EPSRC’s Inclusion Matters
programme. Focusing on the under-representation of women in STEM as founders of university spinout companies and its findings has given insight into the challenges and enablers experienced by
women founders. In particular these findings have highlighted structural barriers within institutions that
can hinder the participation of women researchers in spinout leadership
This Framework forms the basis of developing discussions and can be used by anyone contemplating spinout and by organisations intent on nurturing individuals in spinout.
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