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Innovation and Commercialisation of Research training programme for postgraduate researchers

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Are you interested in learning about the commercialisation of research – especially your area of research? Then the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) has the perfect development opportunity for you next semester with a 10-week Innovation and Commercialisation of Research programme.

During the programme, you will apply entrepreneurial thinking to develop a commercialisation idea based on your own area of research. The programme examines the various aspects of the commercialisation of research and is very much project-based; allowing you to develop commercialisation ideas based on your own area of research. You will evaluate first-hand the business opportunity, developing a commercial business case based on the idea; and then prepare a 5 minute pitch and a business proposal canvas.

The programme includes a series of lectures along with study group tutorial sessions. There are also follow on sessions and events to outline the opportunities available for you if you would like to take the idea forward to the next stage.

The programme is aimed at PhD students in their 3rd and 4th years and will be delivered online and in person, starting on the 29th September 2022. Sessions will run for 10 weeks, Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. (Semester 2 dates are also available)

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Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

The Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC) is the focal point for enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes for students and researchers at The University of Manchester. Our activity is available across the campus to provide as many opportunities as possible for you to gain valuable experience and develop an entrepreneurial mind-set. For some of you it will be about developing skills and confidences; for others it will be about looking at the impact of your research and addressing a commercial opportunity.

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