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Entrepreneurship training programme for EPSRC- funded doctoral students

Develop your entrepreneurship skills in our series of free hands-on workshops

About the programme

This programme, delivered by Spin Up Science, is intended to up-skill science and engineering doctoral students in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. It is supported by EPSRC funding as part of their National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF).

It consists of a series of free practical workshops in January and February delivered either on campus or at the Unit DX Science Incubator in Bristol.

The workshops are open to all doctoral students but priority will be given to EPSRC-funded students in the first instance.

Programme dates

Real world translation

Wednesday 9 January | 10:15 - 17:05
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Delivering projects while winning over stakeholders

Thursday 17 January | 10:15 - 17:05
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Knowing your audience and communicating confidently

Thursday 22 January | 13:15 - 16:05
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Introduction to the local innovation ‘ecosystem’

Wednesday 13 February | 10:30 - 16:30
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Entrepreneur experience

Monday 25 February to Friday 1 March

An immersive experience working on a live entrepreneurial business guided by scientific consultants. Learn 'on the job' by spending a week helping a client build their business from the ground up. Alternatively, if you have an idea for a scientific business, be the client yourself. Find a market, a customer, develop a revenue model, build contact with industry, then pitch for investment. Learn the skill sets necessary to build your own company and translate your research into the real world.

The programme aims to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurially minded researchers and arm them with the skill-sets needed to commercialise new discoveries in their field.

The program is based in Bristol’s first Science Incubator, Unit DX, the focal point for the area’s growing scientific innovation ecosystem. We bring teams of researchers together to work shoulder-to-shoulder with innovators, entrepreneurs, and start ups in an immersive crash course in creating successful science companies.

This experience is limited to five participants. Please email us to express an interest in this opportunity.

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