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FormWatch Project: Management Summary Report

Newman, Christopher D, Sturdy, Paula and Wilson, David R (2010) FormWatch Project: Management Summary Report. Project Report. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK.

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    Abstract

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    Undergraduate computing students often produce high quality final-year projects with a
    software product that has the potential to become commercially viable. It is feasible to
    identify such projects by enterprise-aware academic staff during the projects' development.
    The possibilities of these undergraduate project opportunities to produce commercially viable
    applications and services can be further investigated under the University's Collaborative
    Venture Fund.

    Employing the project student, after the successful completion of the project, as a part-time Research Assistant is a cost-effective method of making further progress to commercial
    exploitation. Additionally, it provides first-rate experience to launch a commercial
    entrepreneur from the University’s undergraduate courses.

    The ease of finding commercial partners, willing to incorporate the application into their
    business and offer the service to their clients, was enhanced with the prospect of making an
    application via the commercial partner for an award of an Innovation Voucher from Business
    Link, Yorkshire, although in this particular instance we were unsuccessful.

    The Proof of Commercial Concept fund provided by Yorkshire Forward is available to take
    any identified idea that appears to have commercially significant attributes forward to the first stage of commercial exploitation.

    The possibility of a commercially focused software engineering facility provides an opportunity for the University to provide campus based placements for able students to pursue projects designed to enhance the University’s services. This would not rule out undertaking projectsfor outside entities at commercial rates. This facility would need to be developed or an
    existing facility enhanced or expanded.

    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: management report web analytics undergraduate projects enterprise
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
    Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Interfaces
    School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > Software Engineering Research Group
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    Depositing User: Paula Sturdy
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2010 11:50
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 12:29
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8226

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