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Got a great idea? Then it will take careful planning of all the details to bring it into reality. Planning the practicalities and routes to an end 'product' (publications, further funding, marketable items) are a necessary step. Often this planning process brings opportunities and threats to light. This interactive course will use the popular business model canvas combined with your research project as a starting point to develop your ideas further.

This course will cover:

• Elements of The Lean /Business Model Canvas
• Research project summaries
• Using an adapted research canvas
• Business plan basics
• The equity fingerprint

By the end of this session participants will have:

• Explored the elements of the Lean/ Business Model Canvas with their peers
• Applied the canvas to their research
• Received peer feedback on their canvas
• Studied the steps of a formal business plan


Graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers. 




Anne Miller, MPLS Division


30th November - 1300-1730



A1, D2, D3

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the following for more details:

Additional support for researchers

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


Pleae book via the Researcher Training Tool (RTT).

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