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Lift Off: Entrepreneur Experience - 14-16 March 2022

The Entrepreneur Experience is a three-day 'on the job' immersive industry placement.

  • 14 Mar 2022, 9.00am to 16 Mar 2022, 3.30pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
  • This event is free

The workshop will provide first-hand experience of what it's like to work in a start-up, gain confidence communicating with the business world and engaging with the start-up community, including company founders and our professional partners.

Each day you'll explore different aspects of the business: discovering market opportunities, engaging with potential customers, validating the technology-fit, developing financial forecasts and commercial strategies, building industry contacts, and delivering a business pitch.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • increased understanding of how to evaluate and pursue research commercialisation
  • development of soft skills to build and manage a team
  • introduction to topics relevant for commercialisation
  • client management skills developed and implemented
  • development of professional network for team members
  • practice opportunities for leadership and team management
  • build a mindset that is commercially and entrepreneurially aware

Who should attend?

The workshop is open to academic researchers at the University of Bath who wish to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn about how to potentially build their own start-up/spinout company. Academics at all levels of professional development and from every discipline are encouraged to apply. The knowledge and skills gained can be applied to all research areas and disciplines, particularly those with a technology focus.

To attend this workshop, you must have attended at least one of the previous two workshops in this programme.

This workshop will be delivered online. Places are limited to 8 attendees, so please book early to secure your place before they fill up.


The workshops are facilitated by Dr Ben Miles and Dr Maddy Nichols at Spin Up Science, with support from Research and Innovation Services (RIS) at the University of Bath.


The Programme is funded by the UKRI-EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and EPSRC funding to the Doctoral College at the University of Bath.

Enterprising workshop series

This workshop is the first in the programme of 3 workshops designed to develop entrepreneurial skills and business acumen across a broad range of disciplines and build a cohort of future mentors across the University.

See our announcement for other workshops in the series.

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