A desk research project was conducted in order to identify existing good inclusive practice and highlight examples of information and guidance for researchers considering or pursuing an entrepreneurship path. It was hoped that an outcome of the project could be a new ‘signposting’ resource, essentially an annotated list of particularly good and inclusive sources of information with hyperlinks for access to it.
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.
In mammals, colouration patterns are often related to concealment, intraspecific communication including aposematic signals, and physiological adaptations. Slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.) are arboreal primates native to Southeast Asia that are starkly coloured, highly territorial, regularly enter torpor, and are notably one of only seven mammal taxa that possess venom. All slow loris species display a contrasting stripe that runs cranial-caudally along the median sagittal plane of the dorsum. We examine if these dorsal markings facilitate background matching, seasonal adaptations and intraspecific signalling. We analysed 195 images of the dorsal region of 60 Javan slow loris individuals (Nycticebus javanicus) from Java, Indonesia. These are included in the dataset here. We extracted greyscale RGB values dorsal pelage using ImageJ software and calculated contrast ratios between dorsal stripe and adjacent pelage in eight regions. We assessed through Generalised Linear Mixed Models if the contrast ratio varied wi…
An introduction to Research Metrics for Oxford Brookes authors of research publications.
This document provides a summary of a recent mentoring event held at thr university. The findings from our research with women founders highlighted the importance of finding ‘relatable mentors’. These are women who have successfully created a spinout willing to share their experiences with other women researchers going through the process of spinning out or thinking about commercialising their research. In the light of these findings we recommended that institutions support the development of ‘relatable mentors’ networks of successful women founders both within and outside academia.
This dataset is an archive for the XML of the Oxford Brookes news feed. The Oxford Brookes website shows all news items in the current academic year (August to September) and the two previous academic years. All items older than this are archived in this record. The archive can be viewed and interacted with at https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/s/newsarchive
The Healthy Urban Mobility (HUM) project was a study to understand the impact of everyday (im)mobility on health and wellbeing with a variety of social groups living in different neighbourhoods in Brazil and the UK, and also to explore the potential for participatory mobilities planning with local communities to support and develop solutions for healthy urban mobility.
Our findings show that there can be different pathways to spinning out a company from university research. The journey often starts with a patent, but not in all cases. There might be intermediate steps to commercialisation such as consultancy and licensing. Public funding, such as grants provided by Innovate UK, can offer a helpful financial springboard at the early stages of the process. From the experiences of women and men founders that we have both directly interviewed and undertaken background research on, we have identified a few examples, outlined below, and highlighted key steps which illustrate such diversity.
An extended piano performance, a journey to imaginary worlds and images. myths & visions – a piano (& body) performance was conceived as Késia Decoté’s PhD final show. It explores the choreographic potential of the pianist’s gestures in a programme of works for piano extended techniques, which were also inspired by myths, imaginary landscapes and illusions. It combines piano performance with elements of dance, and the spectator/participant is led to walk through specific journeys within the experience of the performance, as an invitation for an alternative and more embodied experience of classical music.
This report provides a snapshot of gender diversity in a sample of 110 companies, including 53 academic spinouts, selected from a list provided by Advanced Oxford of innovation/knowledge-based companies in Oxfordshire.
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