Knowledge E | 28th-29th July2018: The Entrepreneurial Academic

28th-29th July2018: The Entrepreneurial Academic

Start Date: July 28, 2018

End Date: July 29, 2018

Venue: Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo


This 2-day workshop explored context for the commercialization of intellectual property in Higher Education and how to take the first steps in disseminating a research/teaching portfolio.

This course aimed to provide participants with a greater understanding of:

  • Managing intellectual property
  • Anticipating client needs
  • Selecting and approaching potential clients
  • Developing a robust project proposal
  • Pitching a proposal
  • Planning for effective delivery of the project

The sessions included interactive exercises and display a variety of tools that can be utilized by academics, students and support staff.



This course was ideal for Academics, Research students and University support staff who provide commercial services (internally or externally).


Andrew Corcoran

Andrew commercial career covers 32 years where he has worked in various management functions within the Construction (1986-1989), Manufacturing (1989-2001) and Higher Education (2001-2018) sectors.

He holds an MBA and an MA in Education, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Andrew has previously held Business Development roles at Birmingham City University, University of Worcester and Aston University and started

Blueberry Training in 2004 to supply enterprise and knowledge exchange training to the Higher Education sector and is author of Academic Enterprise: a Field Guide (ISBN9780956457240).

He is a Teaching Fellow in Marketing at Aston Business School and a Teaching Fellow in Strategy at Warwick Business School.