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The recent QAA Subject Benchmark statements all make reference to an expectation that Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education will be embedded within the curriculum. InQUBate are working to support academic staff to achieve this.

Please contact to discuss support we can provide for embedding Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship within your curriculum and data we have relating to your students' perceptions of their Enterprise Skills development and Entrepreneurship at the University.

Entrepreneurial Education at Queen's course

InQUBate have developed a course for academic staff at Queen's called Entrepreneurial Education at Queen's. This course is currently pending SEDA certification.

The course has been designed to support staff to meet the requirements of the QAA and professional accrediting bodies who are now asking that enterprise and entrepreneurship be embedded within the curriculum.

Despite the terminology, entrepreneurial education isn’t about setting up a business (although it can include that). It’s about providing students with an enhanced capacity to generate ideas, and the competencies and confidence to make them happen. Supporting students to develop entrepreneurial competencies aligns with the Queen’s 2030 strategy.

The course will run a few times throughout the year. Sign-up to the waitlist through iTrent.

InQUBate Year in Enterprise Placement Scholarship

InQUBate have established a scholarship to support UG students who wish to work on their own business during their placement year. The scholarship includes £13K paid in installments throughout the year to cover costs of living plus access to the 3 month QUest customer discovery programme.

Students can find out more about the process on the SU Enterprise website.

Staff can find out more by contacting 

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The Enterprise Forum

The Enterprise Forum is a Community of Practice for staff interested in / involved in entrepreneurial education at Queen’s The Community of Practice meets twice a year and has a SharePoint site containing useful information. Join the Enterprise Forum SharePoint site to connect with staff across the university involved in entrepreneurial activity.

Request access to join the Enterprise Forum

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Commercialise your research

If you are a staff member interested in commercialising research, there is a wealth of information and support available from the Commercialisation team.

The Innovation Programmes Team at Queen's University help researchers make an impact outside of the lab by bridging the gap between university research and the market. Their market discovery programmes are designed to support researchers refine and validate the commercial potential of their business idea, assess their product-market fit and receive feedback on their business readiness. 

Qubis is the commercialisation arm of Queen’s University, Belfast. Formed in 1984 it has a long and strong track–record in creating new technology start–ups, and otherwise helping commercialise leading–edge technology from the Queen’s research base.