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Innovation Martlesham at the University of Essex

March 27, 2015

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Jim Milne, IM Business Development, was recently invited by the University of Essex to present to final year students on ‘how to convert a good idea into a company’. This invite to present to the final year students is now a regular part of the relationship IM has with the University.

There was significant interest in the talk as the undergraduates were making decisions about their futures – should they join a ‘blue chip’ company or a start up or even launch their own company? Jim took the audience through topics such as; the definition of a ‘good idea’, the importance of quality product management and finally the benefits of IM for a start-up tech company.

Dr Anthony Vickers, Placement Coordinator and Final Year Project Coordinator, University of Essex, said “I am delighted each year to have Jim give a presentation to students undertaking their final undergraduate year. The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is proud of its student employability record and sees Jim’s talk as a valuable contribution to developing ‘job creating’ graduates”.

IM and the University of Essex are also working together on several other joint projects as part of IM’s academic outreach programme. The programme offers IM companies engagement with universities who are looking to place interns or offer other resource such as final year projects for undergraduates.

Several IM companies have already engaged with the programme. If you would like further details please contact Jim.



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