This is an exciting new entrepreneurship training programme for aspiring entrepreneurs and FSE innovators to trial and prepare business ideas for the commercial environment.
The programme aims to inspire and accelerate the translation of the knowledge created through research into products, services or processes to deliver tangible benefit. The workshops delivered will help you articulate your science and ideas and take you through a lean start-up technology route to enable you to explore the potential of your idea, validate who would want it and why, culminating in you pitching your idea in Dragons Den style for the opportunity to win one of two £5k FSE Innovation Awards.
This initiative is open to all individual, or teams, of PGR students and ECRs (<5 years after graduation) who are working within FSE on novel research and is ideal for anyone wishing to explore the commercial viability of their ideas. The programme is comprised of a blend of online and face to face practical teaching sessions, expert clinics, mentor sessions and experienced advice and support from leading entrepreneurs and innovators, it will transfer the tools, contacts and confidence to transform your idea into a successful business project or venture and bolster internal commercial development and deliver impact.
Comprising a series of interactive and informative, personal and professional development sessions, you will be introduced to the concept of commercialisation, equipping you with strategies to take your ideas forward.
Even if a commercial opportunity for your research is not immediately encouraged, the programme will enable academics to be more able to identify and articulate the impact their work will generate. This will help them progress their careers within academia as well as transition into commercial research if that is their chosen path.
So, why not come along and take your spark and your ambition and learn how to turn a research idea and innovation into a reality from leading experts and identify the best commercial model for your venture.
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Welcome and Introduction
Success stories (Ph.D.’s/Postdocs who have recently started a business based on their research, answering questions about their experiences of commercialising their research)
Overview of the Researcher to Innovator (R2I) Programme (Simon Brown P2T Consulting Ltd.)
Further information for Faculty Early Career Researchers about participating in the programme.
This programme is be coordinated through the FSE Innovation Academy, which is an umbrella initiative and joint venture between the FSE Business Engagement and Innovation Team, the University of Manchester Innovation Factory and the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre and has the aim of bringing together knowledge, expertise and routes to facilitate the commercialisation of research from FSE.