The Catapult network was set up to help bridge the gap between academia and industry within the UK. The Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) does this within the area of Intelligent Mobility (IM). By working with key academic institutions and industrial partners we aim to ensure that innovative technologies and business models make it out of university research labs and into mainstream usage.
The Business Fellow Network (BFN) for IM
The BFN is a network of experts in IM, working for TSC but based in academic partner institutions to bring research outputs closer to commercialisation. This will enable academics to increase their industry engagement, entrepreneurship and research impact to support the university to achieve its Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) targets.
The BFN aim is to identify high quality research at partner universities aligned with the TSC’s focus areas, to understand how the universities engage with industry, government and wider IM ecosystem and to establish their current regional, national and international impact.
How to Apply
Please submit your up to date CV and an application form, which can be found here.
Application forms should be submitted to our Academic Engagement Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 28th September. Please write “BFN Application” as the subject of the email.
Interviews will take place in during October at the Transport Systems Catapult in Milton Keynes. The BFN activity will start in December 2018 and run for 1 year.
The Business Fellows shall work two days per month on TSC related activities. One day per month will be funded by TSC, the other day will be sponsored by the university.
TSC are seeking to fund 12 university employees to form a BFN focused on IM. TSC will fund a maximum of two employees per University to ensure a diverse mix of institutions.
Role of the Business Fellow
The role of the Business Fellow is to act as the TSC’s conduit within the host university feeding back relevant IM research activities, events, calls and funding successes to a nominated colleague, on a regular basis.
Business Fellows will be active in the knowledge exchange arena, they are already working for a UK university, have a strong understanding of the industry and university interface, current research outputs and track record of successful CR&D and / or enterprise.
We want to understand what transport relevant research is taking place within the UK, and then connect the experts who are doing this research with businesses who can utilise their knowledge and skills to create new technologies and develop new products and services.
Activities of the Business Fellow
Essential Skills and Experience
Benefits for you
Benefits for your University
For more information contact
Nick Woodward, Academic Engagement Coordinator: Nick.email@example.com
M: +44 (0) 7741195321