Opportunity for Young Environmental Entreprenuers

Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme) is an innovative scheme sponsored by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), to raise levels of entrepreneurial awareness.

It is is targeted at PhD students and post doctoral researchers working in the environmental sciences. This is done through a training workshop with a competition format, and a £1000 prize.

Registration is now open for teams of PhD and postdoctoral researchers working in the natural sciences. Anyone working in the natural sciences is eligible to enter; it is not restricted to just those funded by NERC.

The deadline for applications is June 17th 2009

The benefits to participants include developing transferable skills such as:

  • information gathering
  • communication and presentation skills
  • interpersonal skills
  • team building and working
  • creative thinking and problem solving
  • working to deadlines, negotiation, plus business planning and drafting.

The travel and subsistence and accommodation costs are reimbursed.

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