Business Management: Fully Funded PhD Scholarship: Models of Technology Transfer through Open Innovation

Closing date: 31 March 2018

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Technology Transfer Management: Funded PhD Scholarship: Models of Technology Transfer through Open Innovation

Start date: October 2018

Swansea University School of Management I-Lab Research Centre invites applications for funded PhD study in Models of Technology Transfer through Open Innovation. The research will be embedded within the AgorIP initiative based in I-Lab, supporting technology transfer from Universities, NHS Bodies and other organisations.

Swansea i-Lab (Innovation Lab) is based within the School of Management, and is comprised of a collection of centres, themes, groups and individuals examining innovation in the broadest sense.

The Centre looks to develop a greater understanding of innovation, its management, and its influence on consumers, employees, citizens, organisations, markets and society. The work of i-Lab adopts both qualitative and quantitative perspectives, and may be categorised to reflect members’ interests at societal, organisational, and individual (citizen/consumer) levels.  

Research within i-Lab is conducted in a variety of contexts, being viewed through a lens of innovation development, adoption, diffusion, sustainability and impact. This approach allows for internal projects, both within i-Lab and across the School of Management and broader University, and collaboration with external partners.


Candidates should have at least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Business Management) and a master’s degree with a minimum of merit.

We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University’s English Language entry requirements, please visit –



The scholarship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, an annual stipend of £14,296 and other research expenses.

There are no restrictions on nationality of candidates however please note that the scholarship only covers UK/EU tuition fees (£4,280).

How to Apply

To apply please complete and submit the following documents to Amy Jones (

  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Research proposal
  • Academic transcripts
  • Academic references (at least two)

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon 31 March 2018.

Informal enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome by emailing Professor Mike Williams (