Young Entrepreneurs Open Day, Edinburgh – September 2017

Event summary of IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day, Edinburgh,UK 2017

Welcome to the IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day 2017!

On behalf of the IEEE UK and Ireland Section, we are pleased to invite you to the ​second​ of a series of seminars across the country that will focus on developing the professional skills of young engineering students and graduates

Over the past forty years, rising numbers of workforce in the global economy have been denied access to secure and decently paid work with reasonable prospects. On average one fifth of those currently employed or self-employed do not think their jobs are secure. This even applies to those in middle income and higher paid roles. The students and young professionals face a challenging world with less opportunities and tough entry into the world of work, employment and professional development. This event focuses on the role that the UK & Ireland Section of IEEE can play in supporting and preparing the students and Young Professionals for facing the emerging systemic challenges. The event is intended as a response to the Institution’s corporate social responsibility within the UK & Ireland and in collaboration/partnership with public and private enterprises in the Section.


Creating a platform for the young professionals

Networking and Career Development

The one-day event will include talks from technical and business experts, who will share their experiences, insights and resources on successful career development and business start-up. It will also feature three workshops organised by our leading industry partners that will help delegates develop a range of technical and soft skills. The attendees will have the chance to stay on top of the latest technological developments in the exhibition area, and network with other professionals over refreshments during break-out sessions and a buffet lunch.

There is a lot going on at the open day to help you achieve your career goals, including: • Introduction to IEEE services for student sand young professional members.

Don’t miss out on this amazing program where you can meet some of the biggest names in the technology industry, as well as enhance your knowledge, skills and network with industry professionals.



Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. It is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. Historically part of Midlothian, the city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdom’s second most popular tourist destination after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.The city is the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. It is home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.Historic sites in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate, and the extensive Georgian New Town, built in the 18th century. Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site,which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999..

University of Edinburgh Address:

University of Edinburgh , Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


Contact us

Prof A G Hessami
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Chair
IEEE UK& Ireland Section Chair

Noel Gomes
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Young Professionals Chair

Veronika Nesheva
IEEE Young Entrepreneurs Open Day Organising Committee
IEEE UK& Ireland Student Activities Chair