CommercialiSE your research – apply now

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New CommercialiSE course

Would you like expert help in planning how to commercialise your research; pitching your ideas to potential funding bodies and partners; and gaining extra know-how in the business essentials of marketing, finance and intellectual property protection? The forthcoming CommercialiSE training programme now has places on offer!

Who is it for?

CommercialiSE participants 2011Researchers, students and staff who are working on ideas that can be turned into commercial propositions.

We’ve had some great feedback from the staff and students who have already been on this programme, including CommercialiSE fellow Dr Balaji Ganeshan whose company spin-out TexRad was developed from his research at Sussex:

“The CommercialiSE training provided the basis for my business model. I also found it interesting meeting the other people on the course, comparing our concepts and sharing experiences.”

Tom HarrisEngineering for Society undergraduate Jason Hardjosoekatmo who has gone on to start up The Urban Mushroom Company as well as study for his MPhil at Cambridge: “The CommercialiSE course provides a broad overview of corporate structure, suitable for anyone without prior business acumen. From his background in consulting for a large number of start-ups, Tom Harris‘ experience in the area is extensive and he imparts this generously”.

What is the format?

CommercialiSE 2012 Schedule A programme of 5 workshops covering all the essentials, plus course materials and work in between, for a small number of Sussex delegates (max.10 people), delivered by Dr Tom Harris  of Hi-Consulting.

When is it?

This programme has been arranged on the following days:

    • December 1st & 2nd (Week 9)
    • January 5th & 6th (out of term)
    • January 13th (Week 1)

All workshops are different and should be attended for maximum benefit.

How much does it cost?

As part of the university’s strategy to encourage enterprising staff and students, we can sponsor places on this course, therefore it is free for individuals willing to commit their time to all 5 days. The course will only run if we get more than 5 applicants.

How do I get a place?

  1. Download the Commercialise Application Form [Word document].
  2. Complete the form and send to by 17 November.
  3. We will then be in touch to discuss what you would like to gain from the training and answer any questions you may have about the programme.

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