Are you interested in innovation? Are you already an established entrepreneur thinking about translating your research idea into a successful business? Or do you simply want to gain insights into the commercial potential of your work? Innovation Forum Oxford, in collaboration with MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine is providing a course of free workshops for scientists, entrepreneurs, clinicians and other NHS workers delivered by expert speakers. These will equip you to take any idea from development through to a successful company. Each workshop will be accompanied by networking opportunities.
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
When: 18:30 (registration opens at 18:00)
Lecture 1 (12th Oct 2016)
The trends shaping the Industry
Lecture 2 (24th Oct 2016)
How to develop commercial ideas from research
Lecture 3 (9th Nov 2016)
How to explore business tools to develop and evaluate your idea - Lean Canvas
Lecture 4 (30th Nov 2016)
How to define your target market
Lecture 5 (7th Dec 2016)
How to protect your idea
Lecture 6 (TBC)
Finance for Scientists
Lecture 7 (TBC)
How to write a business plan
Lecture 8 (TBC)
How to give an effective pitch
Lecture 9 (TBC)
How to negotiate
Lecture 10 (TBC)
How to raise capital: From who and from where?
Lecture 11 (TBC)
How to effectively market your idea
Lecture 12 (TBC)
Spinning out your research
Lecture 13 (TBC)
Support for innovators
Register for individual talks or the whole series to receive a Certificate of attendance*. Registration for the whole series is available here.
* Participants who attend 11 out of 13 lectures will receive a Certificate of attendance.
About the Innovation Forum
The Innovation Forum seeks to promote innovation by building bridges between academia, industry and government and linking innovative minds across disciplines. They are a global network of researchers and entrepreneurs active at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Lausanne, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information, please visit: www.inno-forum.org