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Imperial College Management School presents Entrepreneurship Masterclass (Singapore)

21 September 2001
For Immediate Use

The Imperial College Management School is to share its entrepreneurial expertise with an international audience in Singapore on Tuesday 25 September 2001.

Professor Sue Birley, Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor David Norburn, Director of the Management School are to present the Masterclass, Entrepreneurship and Imperial College. The lecture will give examples of the College's success in spinning out companies from the intellectual property of students and academics, and look at lessons for entrepreneurial good practice.

The event is organised by the Imperial College Alumni Association of Singapore, a major centre of Management School alumni overseas. Guest of honour in Singapore will be Mr J Y Pillay, chairman of the Singapore Stock Exchange and a Fellow of Imperial College.

The audience will be made up of a number of key local figures and Imperial College alumni.

The Masterclass programme allows Imperial College alumni to develop social and business connections, and also to benefit from continuing education. Since the launch of the Management School Alumni Network in 2000, a main priority has been to develop a Masterclass programme for alumni overseas.

The Masterclass will take place in the Hotel Intercontinental Singapore on 25 September


For further details contact:

Mr Raymond Kwok
President, ICAAS
Tel: +65 227 8477

Notes to Editors

1. Professor Sue Birley is Director of the Entrepreneurship Centre and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Management School. Professor David Norburn is Director of the Imperial College Management School.

2. The Entrepreneurship Centre was was formed in January 2001. It aims to give all students at Imperial the chance to explore entrepreneurial ideas and develop practical entrepreneurial skills. Website:

3. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine is the largest applied science, technology and medicine university institution in the UK. It is consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions for research quality, with one of the largest annual turnovers (UKP339 million in 1999-2000) and research incomes (UKP176 million in 1999-2000). Web site: