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The Enterprising Researcher 5 December 2017

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Researcher Professional Development Team
Date of Event
5th December 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
2nd December 2017

This workshop will first explore how the worlds of research, enterprise and entrepreneurship overlap, and how business, knowledge exchange and consultancy opportunities in research activity can be identified and progressed. The emphasis in this earlier part of the workshop will be on some of the tools and techniques of innovation that may be applied to individual research and business challenges. Building on this we will then explore, in action, the various stages in the journey of an idea from inception through to the development of a new business that exploits this idea. Here the emphasis will be on a team-based business simulation for the development of a new product and its associated services.

Attendees will gain experience in:

· Exploring the business potential of their research in its widest sense (ie the research itself, the tools and techniques of the research, and their own tacit skills and knowledge)
· Applying an idea-generation tool to a research field in order to identify new research, business and knowledge exchange opportunities
· The skills of entrepreneurship and how these relate to research skills
· The basic information on other essential aspects of business development
· Visual business planning including marketing, IPR and finance etc

Areas covered:
· What is an entrepreneur?
· What do we mean by creativity and innovation?
· The Research cycle and how it maps on to the practice of Entrepreneurship
· Drivers for innovation
· The Entrepreneurial skill set and the elements of business planning
· Creative problem solving, and the generation of ideas

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