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Ideas to Impact Loughborough 2024

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Would you like to better recognise your enterprising qualities as well as the commercial opportunities in your research environment?

The Ideas to Impact Loughborough (i2i Loughborough) bootcamp has been launched to support PhD students and early career researchers to take their research out of the lab and into the market.

PhD students and early career researchers across all disciplines interested in developing their commercial acumen are encouraged to participate.

The programme will consist of two interconnecting sessions:

  • A two-day bootcamp on 24 and 25 June
  • A hybrid pitch day on 2 July

The two-day bootcamp will be hosted by Loughborough’s Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation team.

Working in multi-disciplinary groups, you will have the opportunity to explore your entrepreneurial potential and consider the impact your research can have on society, the environment and the economy.

You will leave with the skills and tools to identify and assess commercial opportunities, as well as the knowledge needed to negotiate the path to commercialisation.

Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and its importance in a business context
  • The pathway to commercialisation, including value proposition, business models, securing grants and the support available through the University
  • How to sell technical ideas to potential partners and investors through an elevator pitch

The bootcamp will also feature insights from successful University spin-out founders, and there will be opportunities to network and collaborate with other researchers.

After attending the two-day session, you will have the chance to pitch your research to an expert panel to gain feedback and apply this to your own future ventures.

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    • Free
    • Booking required? Yes

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