Attention Early Career Researchers, would you like to better recognise your own enterprising qualities as well as the entrepreneurial opportunities in your research environment?

These three workshops are designed to enhance your understanding of the process by which academic research is translated into the commercial realm, equipping you with skills and tools to assess opportunities, as well as negotiate the path from idea to market.

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from every discipline who are interested in developing their commercial acumen and expanding their enterprise support network are encouraged to attend.

This training series is free and consists of three independent but interconnecting and interactive workshops:

  1. Spark: Spotting Great Ideas – one-day workshop, 14 July 2020

  2. Ignition: Build a Business – two-day workshop, 4-5 August 2020

  3. Lift Off: Entrepreneur Experience – five-day placement, 14-18 September 2020

Due to the current advice about social distancing, all three workshops will be delivered as webinars.

Phil Brown, Head of Technology Transfer in Research and Innovation Services (RIS), says:

Our new series is an ideal opportunity for entrepreneurial Early Career Researchers to develop their skills for taking enterprising ideas to market. The workshops are a practical way to explore the means of commercialising research which can bring huge benefits to multiple stakeholders.

Eligibility criteria

  • the courses are aimed at Early Career Researcher staff at the University of Bath, including Fellows and Lecturers - if you are not an ECR staff member but would like to take the course, please get in touch

  • we would particularly like to reach ECRs who have relatively large EPSRC portfolios but have not previously made full use of the IAA funding scheme

  • we would encourage ECRs from all disciplines to apply - initial priority will be given to applicants who are from disciplines that have not made consistent use of the IAA scheme, such as Architecture and Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

'A Road map for becoming an enterprising Early Career Researcher' series is funded by the UKRI-EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) at the University of Bath. The workshops are facilitated by Dr Ben Miles and Dr Maddy Nichols, Spin Up Science and Dr Ali Hadavizadeh, Acorn Biz Solutions, with support from Research and Innovation Services (RIS).

Logos for series funders; spin up science, acorn biz  solutions and engineering and physical sciences research council (UKRI)