Innovation Enterprise is constantly evaluating commercial opportunities stemming from University research. Evaluation of these ideas includes technology validation, market assessment, competitive analysis, business case development, business modeling and business planning.
As part of our SIBA program, we hire university students to help us carry out these evaluations, allowing us to develop effective market strategies for each opportunity. Students are hired from different educational backgrounds and work in teams, allowing for a strong cross-functional skill exchange.
Students that have worked as SIBAs may also have the opportunity to become involved with start-up companies based on the innovations that they have helped evaluate.