This course encourages researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and business people from multiple disciplines to talk to each other “outside the box”. The programme helps you explore your desire to take your research to market, understanding creative methods, team building, cultures and communications and the very basics of business. Within the programme you will explore entrepreneurship as an for option for corporate innovation and new venture creation, gain basic business understanding, develop knowledge of how to commercialise your research, and develop a network of likeminded researchers facing similar challenges.
Ideas to Innovation (i2i) has been designed for ambitious individuals looking to unlock their entrepreneurial and creative potential. This programme encourages research students to consider the social and economic relevance of their research.
This course encourages researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and business people from multiple disciplines to talk to each other “outside the box”. The programme helps you explore your desire to take your research to market, understanding creative methods, team building, cultures and communications and the very basics of business. By the end of the course you will have had fun, learnt about yourself and your idea and managed to communicate them effectively.
You will have met a huge network of smart entrepreneurial people, feel that you are amongst people with shared values and hopefully feel encouraged to take your research forward into society. Within this four-day entrepreneurial programme we combine large scale plenary sessions with small group activity. Each group has two facilitators to transfer the learning from the plenary – to guide and support you. We feel that this format enables you to consider the social and economic relevance of your research, and will equip you with the skills and know-how to turn your ideas into action.
More information about the course can be found: https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/events/i2i
A limited number of places are available and attendance is by application only.
Travel, accommodation, registration and subsistence costs will be covered by the p2i network for postdocs/early career researchers from p2i partner institutions (**) travelling from outside of Bedford. Postdocs need to be available for travel on 2nd – 6th December 2019.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16th October 2019, 12:00 midday (UK time)
Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 23rd October 2019
** University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Université Paris, Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Innsbruck, Schlumberger, BP, AstraZeneca
Link to the online application form: https://postdocs2innovators.typeform.com/to/zNQ5Ac