Yesterday, day 1 of a 4 day Knowledge Exchange Programme , was an overwhelmingly positive experience. A full day programme at the House of Lords, introduced by Helene Martin-Gee, Chief Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship, was followed by presentations and discussions across a wide spectrum of topics associated with enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Throughout the day’s events we identified contrasts and synergies with the experiences of our Malaysian visitors, and the broad-ranging discussion illustrated the depth and breadth of the enterprise agenda, extending from the importance of enterprise education in our Universities through to an analysis of ethics and values in business.
Today, day 2, we visit Britain’s oldest University, the University of Oxford, hosted by Gay Haskins and Richard Briant of St Cross College and Said Business School. Her we’re set to discover a wealth of entrepreneurial activity associated with science and innovation, and the Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme; this is an exciting executive development focussing on innovation and enterprise in Universities. Oxford has been involved in this programme ever since it started four years ago.
We are also delighted to be able to meet with Paul Temporal, who has lived for much of his life in Malaysia, and who’ll share his thoughts on Branding Malaysia and Islamic Branding and Marketing.
Our journey will then take us to the University City of Durham in the North East of England at the end of the day. During the evening Jayne Graham, Founder of innovative business Colleagues on Tap, will deliver an interactive Presentation on The Concept of Co-working to support small business development.