More than 90 students and young professionals gathered to take part in the much-anticipated IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Day on Saturday 11th June, at the University of Greenwich, London. The event is the first in a series planned by the UK and Ireland Section aimed towards people looking for inspiration, resources and guidance to help develop themselves professionally or start and grow their own business. The day attracted a diverse audience of delegates from many backgrounds, including many undergraduate and postgraduate research students from universities across the UK and Europe. The event was run as an Open Day to allow participation from the young non-associates and members of the public and as a measure of IEEE’s corporate social responsibility in the UK and Ireland.
Following opening announcements by the IEEE section committee, the delegates had the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops provided by Google Digital Garage, IBM, Entrepreneur First, and a full schedule of speakers offering advice and experience in entrepreneurship ranging from the current Vice President of the IMechE to professional networking coaches. A social lunch and IEEE drop-in sessions allowed for the delegates to find out more about the IEEE and its numerous affinity groups and chapters, and the opportunity to take advantage of current registration offers. This included the Student Activities Committee, the Young Professionals subcommittee, the Women in Engineering affinity group and the Power and Energy Society chapter amongst others. Representatives from AWE, the main event sponsor, were on-hand to explain entrepreneurial opportunities within their UK-based organisation. The event continued late into the afternoon with personal networking and social activities, and interviews with speakers and delegates affirmed the overwhelmingly positive feel of the day.
On behalf of the IEEE UK and Ireland section we would like to give our sincere thanks to all speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, committee members and above all attendees who made this event such a success. The Section is already planning a major industrial and technological showcase event in collaboration with the IEEE MGA under the banner of SmartTech that will take place during 21-22 October in Birmingham. The next IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Day is now being planned to take place in Ireland later in 2016, so check the UK and Ireland Section website and social media for more details!
The one-day event will include talks from technical and business experts, who will share their experiences, insights and resources on successful career development and business start-up. It will also feature three workshops organised by our leading industry partners that will help delegates develop a range of technical and soft skills. The attendees will have the chance to stay on top of the latest technological developments in the exhibition area, and network with other professionals over refreshments during break-out sessions and a buffet lunch.
There is a lot going on at the open day to help you achieve your career goals, including:
• Workshops and talks by invited experts from business and industry sectors.
• Successful professionals to share their advice and experiences.
• Professional advice and resources on business and start-ups, career development, technology jobs.
• Introduction to IEEE services for student sand young professional members.
Don't miss out on this amazing program where you can meet some of the biggest names in the technology industry, as well as enhance your knowledge, skills and network with industry professionals.
Sponsorship of the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day will provide your organization with the opportunity to connect with and be first on the minds of student engineers and young professionals from across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It will provide your organization with the opportunity to showcase your products or services to an international audience for potential partnerships. Your sponsorship will demonstrate commitment and support for collaborations with IEEE, Young Professionals and Student Activities in the United Kingdom and Ireland which we intend to build on. Your company logo will be displayed and acknowledged throughout the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day. Your company will be recognized and promoted on the open day web site pages, in the event program, and in associated brochures as well as on post event publications. Early sponsors maximize publicity throughout the planning process leading upto the event, so why not consider partnering with us on this first-of-its-kind event!!!
We offer a number of partnership, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. All of our packages are tailored to meet the requirements of your organisation, and we work with our sponsors on a bespoke basis to ensure you receive maximum benefit. If you wish to be a part of this event, please refer to the sponsorship prospectus via the link below and feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.
The event is kindly supported by our industrial sponsors, exhibitors and supporting partners, who will be glad to meet you at their stalls, located at the circulation area outside the ‘Royal George’ lecture theatre.Sponsorship Prospectus
Greenwich is an early-established district of London, which is notable for its maritime history and for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. The town became the site of a royal palace, the Palace of Placentia from the 15th century, and was the birthplace of many Tudors, including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
University of Greenwich Address:
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS
Prof A G Hessami
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Chair
IEEE UK& Ireland Section Chair
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Young Professionals Chair
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Student Activities Chair