Lecturer: Various

Hours Equivalent Credit: 2 days (14hours)
Schedule: 10/11 June 2019
This course will be organised by the Researcher Development Department at the University of Glasgow.

Course Summary
This two day course will provide an insight into the process of
research commercialisation, starting a business, finding funding and
self-employment.

This course will be organised by the Researcher Development Department at the University of Glasgow.

This two day course is aimed at researchers with an interest in:

‧Knowledge exchange, research impact and winning funding for academic career progression

‧Exploring the commercial possibilities of a research idea and how your research might attract industrial funding or be used in setting up a spin-out company

‧Future employment in industry

‧Collaboration with researchers from other disciplines

The course is a mixture of practical activities and case studies. It includes talks from experts and entrepreneurs with inspiring stories and first hand experience of bringing exciting ideas to life. Our speakers will share their knowledge of:

‧Creative thinking and what being enterprising means to them

‧Business planning and different models of research commercialisation (including spin-outs and licensing)

‧Protecting your ideas and intellectual property

‧Compelling and convincing communication, that helps you to bring others on board and win funding

‧How to inspire and motivate others, whether you see yourself as working in business or building a research group

‧Sources of support, advice and funding and how to deal with set-backs

‧How to develop a network