Master of BioScience Enterprise Baldwins’ prize winner recognised

Monday 25th January 2016

Each year Baldwins' awards a prize to the top achiever in the Law & IP (SCIENT 704) paper of the Master of BioScience Enterprise degree at the University of Auckland. The award is designed to reward excellence in IP and encourage the graduates to consider future employment in this area. The 2015 winner was Dominique Squires-Newby. 

The Masters in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) degree aims to give science graduates business skills in areas such as marketing, finance and the legal aspects of science. It is an interdisciplinary programme designed to prepare graduates for employment opportunities in commercial enterprises. The programme enables graduates to feel comfortable in the business environment while using their widely sought-after scientific expertise.

Baldwins has been involved in the MBE programme since its inception, nine years ago. We have hosted lectures at our premises for eight of those years, and have awarded a prize for the Law and IP paper (SCIENT704) for the last nine years. The cutting edge industry of intellectual property is premised upon the marriage of science and business through the processes of commercialisation and protection of intellectual property assets. Baldwins fully supports the MBE programme and values its involvement with the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Auckland.

In 2015, Baldwins’ Senior Associate, Tim Stirrup lectured in the Law and IP paper.

As well as hosting drinks for the students to celebrate the end of lectures in September, Baldwins also attended the IIB Forum and Prize-giving on 11 December 2015.   The event was attended by students, lecturers, the Director of the School of Biological Sciences, the MBE Programme Director and members of the biotechnology industry; Shelley Rowland, Tim Stirrup, Katherine Hebditch, Harriet Sandstad and Emma Crowley represented the firm.  At the function, Tim Stirrup presented the Baldwins' prize awarded to the top achiever in the Law & IP (SCIENT 704) paper; Dominique Squires-Newby.  The award is designed to reward excellence in IP and encourage the graduates to consider future employment in this area.

 

Associate Tim Stirrup presents the 2015 Baldwins’ prize to MBE student, Dominique Squire-Newby.

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