Application form for the p2i online course: "Empowering researchers to innovate" Application deadline October 15, 12:00 noon Course starts October 25
This course is available to postdocs from current p2i partner organisations (*)
We will notify successful applicants by latest 21 October 2021 - Access to the course opens 25 October 2021.
(*) University of Cambridge, Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Innsbruck, PSL Université Paris, AstraZeneca, BP, University of Edinburgh.
This is a flexible, self directed course to help postdocs from any discipline to develop the mindset, knowledge and skills required to identify and act on ideas and opportunities in careers inside and outside academia, including setting up ventures. You will learn alongside likeminded postdocs from across Europe and will hear from a range of researchers who started a venture.
This course is for you if you are open to learning to think entrepreneurially, curious about entrepreneurship or ready to take your idea to the next level. This course provides a great starting point for researchers thinking of developing an idea or research into a business or those looking to develop their independent research topic or work with industrial partners.
Familiarise yourself with the language, concepts and processes used in the entrepreneurial world, apply these to your ideas and build your confidence and credibility to discuss your (business) ideas with various stakeholders.
Even if you realise that you’re not ready yet or do not want to set up your own venture, you will have gained valuable experience and learnt how to apply the mindset and skills to pursue your career ambitions in or outside academia.
Further information and the content of this course can be found here:
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What subject is your degree in
Science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine (STEMM)
Arts, Humanities, Social sciences
Field of Research
Years of Postdoc experience
What is/are your main interests (Please tick all that apply)
I am exploring different career options, including entrepreneurship
I want to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship in general
I want to pursue a career in academia and am interested to understand how an entrepreneurial mindset can help me with that career ambition
I am interested to learn about commercial development of academic research
I'm looking to develop commercial awareness and knowledge
I want to pursue a career outside academia (Industry, government, charity sector) and am interested to understand how an entrepreneurial mindset can help me with that career ambition, and how I can innovate in a company
I'm interested in entrepreneurship but don't know whether it is for me
I'm looking for specific information and know how related to setting up a company (incl social venture)
Please provide information on the stage of entrepreneurship you're at (please highlight the relevant statement (s))
I want to connect to other postdocs with interest in entrepreneurship and starting a business or social venture
I do not have an idea but want to get inspired and learn the language and the basics about starting a business or social venture
I have an idea but don't know how and where to start - I want to build my confidence by learning the language and concepts associated with entrepreneurship before I engage individuals that can help me turn my idea into a venture
I have an idea and want to use the practical proven tools and processes of course to develop my idea into a business opportunity and learn how to start a business or social venture
I'm thinking of entering a business plan competition with my idea and want to learn what's involved in creating a business plan and how to create a compelling pitch
I have identified a business opportunity and want to validate this
I have the ambition and am determined to take my idea forward and make it happen, I need support to make it happen
I have a early stage business or social venture and want to understand more about specific topics such as : customer validation, product/market fit, building a team, legal, funding options, etc
If you already have an idea or a business, please describe what problem you are trying to solve and what is your solution - Please provide non-confidential information only
Course commitment: The course is a self directed course to fit around your other commitments. We do however run the course with cohorts, with a start date. We aim to take you through the course in 3 months to keep up momentum - but you have access to the course for 6 months from the start date of the course. We suggest an average of 6 hours per unit for viewing videos, reading resources, tasks and quizzes. Units 1,2 4 & 5 require shorter time commitment. Units 3,3a,3b,3c require longer time commitment
Please tick that you have read the course commitment and that if successful in your application, you will aim to complete the course within the 3 months or 6 months of starting the course.
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