Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship in Technology

Temporary Supervisor

Mr Tom Worthington


Learn how to take an idea and turn it into a business proposal and teach this to others. Students undertake practical work as part of an innovation competition, such as Innovation ACT to experience the process first hand. At the same time they explore the theory of commercialization and entrepreneurship to see how this could be incorporated in the training of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students.


Learn the theory and practice of taking a technology idea and pitching it as a business proposal. Help develop course materials for teaching this to other STEM students.


Completed at least one year of a computing degree. Some experience in training or teaching and as an online student would be useful.

Background Literature

Innovation ACT, Participant Handbook, 2015. URL: Kruchten, P., Lawrence, P., Dahl, D., & Cubbon, P. (2011). New Venture Design–Interdisciplinary Capstone Projects at UBC. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association. URL: Worthington, T. (2014) Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship in Technology Course Proposal. URL: Worthington, T. (2015) Designing an Innovation Course: Part 3 - Introduction to Innovation. Blog Post:


Employers are increasing recognizing the need for STEM graduates to promote business ideas and have the ability to pass on knowledge to others.

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