Isis-Saïd Business School Fellowships for 2011 Announced
14 July 2011
Isis and the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford have awarded two new Fellowships for MBA graduates from the School, marking the fifth year of this successful and popular programme.
These fellowships are awarded annually to graduates of the Saïd Business School MBA programme. Applicants are required to demonstrate their interest in applying their entrepreneurial skills to University technology transfer activities, and submit a personal statement which is assessed by a selection panel. Each Fellowship provides the recipient with £6,000 over the three months they spend at Isis.
Manuel Fuertes and Dr Tony Williams bring complementary skill sets from substantial business experience and their MBA. Manuel is from Spain, and has been an engineer and entrepreneur in the UK and China, having worked at Rolls Royce, and subsequently built up a business from scratch to a turnover of over £4m. Tony studied in Cambridge and then worked in Edinburgh, Princeton and, prior to his MBA studies, in London for the Royal Society Enterprise Fund performing scientific due diligence work predominantly in the Cleantech sector.
Previous recipients of the Fellowships have brought valuable skills to Isis, and have pursued subsequent careers in finance and industry. Two of the previous recipients are employed by Isis in its Oxford and Hong Kong offices.
Tom Hockaday, Managing Director of Isis Innovation Ltd., said, “We believe that this programme is a true “win-win” – Isis gives the recipients an opportunity to apply their experience and knowledge in a busy and diverse technology transfer environment, and benefits both from their fresh ideas and energy, and also from the chance to build working relationships with the business leaders of the future.”
Derek Walker, Director of Careers at the Saïd Business School, said, “We’re delighted to continue the cooperation with Isis and are very pleased that MBA graduates from the School continue to add value to Isis’ business.”