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7 Sep 2021

MICRA Learning and Development Programme - Autumn 2021

Following the programme’s success in 2019-20 and 2020-21, the Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA) will once again be delivering a suite of free learning and development workshops.

If you have not had the chance to attend MICRA’s Learning and Development Workshops before, they are delivered by industry leading experts and trainers, and cover many facets of what you need to know starting or supporting people starting a business. This includes: basic “need to knows”, finance, HR, marketing, corporate governance, market research, business development and more.

The first workshop in this autumn series – on the very basics of starting a business – takes place on the morning of Friday 10th September, with workshops running at frequent intervals up until early December.


Workshop Schedule

Basics of Starting a Business Workshop - 10:00-13:00, Friday 10th September https://bizbasicssept21.eventbrite.co.uk


Understanding and Communicating the Value of Your Idea (two part workshop)

-Part 1 10:00-13:00, Friday 17th September https://vpcanvassept21.eventbrite.co.uk

-Part 2 10:00-13:00, Monday 20th September https://vpcanvassept212.eventbrite.co.uk


Raising Finance to Start and Develop a Business – 10:00-12:30, Wednesday 22nd September https://raisingfinance2k21.eventbrite.co.uk


Constructing a Business Model (two part workshop)

-Part 1 09:30-12:30, Thursday 23rd September https://bmcanvassept21.eventbrite.co.uk

-Part 2 09:30-12:30, Friday 24th September https://bmcanvassept212.eventbrite.co.uk


Inside the Boardroom – 10:00-12:30, Tuesday 28th September https://insideboardroomsept21.eventbrite.co.uk


Applying for grants for business – 10:00-12:30, Friday 1st October https://bizgrantsoct21.eventbrite.co.uk


The Role of the Company Director – 10:00-12:30, Monday 4th October https://rodoct21.eventbrite.co.uk


Delivering Operational Performance – 10:00-12:00, Thursday 14th October https://operationalperformanceoct21.eventbrite.co.uk


Marketing Strategy (two part workshop)

-Part 1 10:00-12:30, Tuesday 2nd November https://marketingstrategynov21.eventbrite.co.uk

-Part 2 10:00-12:30, Thursday 4th November https://marketingstrategynov212.eventbrite.co.uk


Leading and Managing Teams – 10:00-12:00, Wednesday 3rd November https://leadingmanagingnov21.eventbrite.co.uk


Developing Commercial Partnerships (two part workshop)

-Part 1 09:30-12:30, Tuesday 9th November  https://commercialpartnershipsnov21.eventbrite.co.uk

-Part 2 09:30-12:30, Thursday 11th November https://commercialpartnershipsnov212.eventbrite.co.uk


Finance for Directors – 10:00-12:30, Monday 15th November  https://f4dnov21.eventbrite.co.uk


Digital Marketing Strategy (two part workshop)

-Part 1 10:00-12:30, Wednesday 17th November https://digitalmarketingnov21.eventbrite.co.uk

-Part 2 10:00-12:30, Thursday 18th November https://digitalmarketingnov212.eventbrite.co.uk


New Product Development Workshop - 09:30-12:30, Tuesday 23rd November https://newproductnov21.eventbrite.co.uk


Building your credibility and profile across LinkedIn – 11:30-13:30, Wednesday 24th November https://usinglinkedin.eventbrite.co.uk


Practical Project Management – 10:00-12:00, Tuesday 30th November https://projectmanagementnov21.eventbrite.co.uk


An Effective Board – 10:00-12:30, Tuesday 7th December https://effectiveboarddec21.eventbrite.co.uk


Understanding HR and Employment – 10:00-12:30, Thursday 9th December https://hrandemploymentdec21.eventbrite.co.uk