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Possession of a ‘thunderbolt’ idea is not enough to guarantee success in research or business. 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.

Aims: To explore the use tools from the world of the business to plan and develop your research project. These tools will help identify stakeholders, map out the possible impact of a project and identify possible road blocks.

Objectives: by the end of this session participants will have:
• Explored different visual business planning methods
• Mapped out their research project 
• Thought about those that their research affects and what affects their research
• Used the value proposition canvas.


Graduate research students and postdoctoral researchers




Anne Miller, MPLS Division


16th 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.)


Please book via the Researcher Training Tool (RTT).

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