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WORLD LEADING BUSINESS SUPPORT

INNOVATION WORKOUT

FOR RESEARCHERS

Work with a business team on their Business Model Canvas to help them grow & develop

Next Innovation Workshop: 27, 28 & 31 July, online
PLUS dates throughout 2020

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Run by the Global No. 1 UniversityBusiness Incubator: SETsquared Partnership

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Open up collaboration opportunities

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Potential to form a lasting relationship with the company you work with

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Opportunity to apply your expertise in a business setting

About the Workout

The online Innovation Workout is an opportunity for technology and knowledge-based companies to stress test their business model and prepare it for growth and innovation. 

We invite researchers from our Scale-Up partner universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, to take part in the Innovation Workout to work with these companies.

Alongside an experienced mentor, you’ll be matched with one company to work with across the three half day sessions well as participating in group sessions. The workout uses the Business Model Canvas as the central tool for founders to develop their business plan.

What role will you play at the Innovation Workout?

Get to know the company

Help the business polish their ideas and establish clear objectives

Work with the team to develop and articulate a strong and coherent business proposition

Help identify long and short-term strategies

What you will get out of the Innovation Workout?

Potential for longer term business collaboration

Gain insights into the principals of the Business Model Canvas to inform your teaching and research

An opportunity to apply your expertise in a business setting

Generate impact for your research

Become an active player in the local innovation ecosystem

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Who should apply?

This programme is for early career researchers, post doctoral researchers and PhDs across all disciplines from our Scale-Up partner universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey.

Innovation Workout upcoming dates:

You can choose your preferred dates on the registration form below.

INNOVATION WORKOUT – RESEARCHERS play

Unsure if the workout is for you?

Find out how another academic researcher found attending an Innovation Workout.

“The workshop has provided me with a greater understanding of the business model canvas. This is incredibly beneficial; academics need to be business aware and directly feed this awareness back into our approach to research projects.”

Dr Simon King, Research Fellow at The University of Surrey Advanced Technology Institute

“The workshop identified why the R&D process is essential to empower a company’s business model. Moving forward we will ensure new projects start with the principles put forward from the Business Model Canvas, asking questions aligned with those proposed by the Strategyzer model and ensuring these questions are continually asked as the project develops.”

Micheal Hanley, University of Exeter

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