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The KTC works closely with the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship – established in 2007 and delivering leading-edge research in the field of entrepreneurship and start-up businesses, initiatives for students and entrepreneurship for local businesses

Each year, working with Early Career Researchers (ECRs), the KTC manages the University’s entry to the national Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) which helps develop business awareness and entrepreneurship skills in our postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.The YES competition trains ECRs to prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. As well as developing enterprise skills, YES encourages creative thinking to produce innovative solutions to major industrial challenges, teaches how to communicate research with impact, enhances work-ready CVs, and allows commercial / professional networks to blossom. 

The University of Reading is delighted to have a cohort of Entrepreneurs in Residence, of which some are funded by the prestigious Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence scheme, sharing their expert knowledge and experience with academics, early-career researchers and students to help them build the entrepreneurial skills and thinking required in the commercialisation of their research.