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Career management; networking; induction; CV and interview skills; continuing professional development.

Innovation, collaboration & business insights

Date: Mon 7 Oct 2019
Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Programme: Passport to Research Futures
Key details: *NEW* component of the Passport to Research Futures / Lunch not provided

Target audience

Research Staff, Academics, PGRs / Teaching, Research & Academic Mentoring Scheme participants / Passport to Research Futures participants will be prioritised a place



Course pre-work


Course mapped to

A3, B3, D3 (Knowledge & intellectual / Personal effectiveness / Engagement, influence, impact)


Dr Joanna Young

Course provider

Website: CAPOD



C5 Seminar Room, Bute Building - This venue does not have full mobility access. If you have any access requirements, please contact CAPOD direct at

Course information

  • What is innovation and how can it be applied to research projects?
  • Universities are hot beds of innovation but how do you engage with external organisations?
  • What skills do you need to develop in order to build a company of your own?
  • Where do you find funding to kickstart your idea?

This workshop will introduce researchers to business fundamentals and give an overview of university entrepreneurship using examples. We will analyse and discuss a case study of a business that is trying to scale but is faced with considerable challenges. We will also cover the various aspects of the commercialisation process and discuss a range of tools that you can use to assess your own business idea. The workshop will include short presentations by the instructor, discussions, group work, case studies and examples from the instructor’s own experience.

Programme: Passport to Research Futures 

Also open to external Teaching, Research & Academic Mentoring Scheme participants

Passport to Research Futures participants will be prioritised a place 


Reducing Passport Plastic: 

To help us reduce the use of single use plastic, please bring along your own reusable coffee cup / water bottle to your Passport to Research Futures events. 

Aims and objectives

At the end of this workshop researchers will have:

  • been introduced to a business case study and discussed it in detail in groups and as a class
  • an understanding of how researchers engage with external organisations
  • improved their awareness of the commercialisation process.



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