Forming a company and spinning it out is a daunting step, and to succeed you are going to need money. This webinar will examine the various sources of potential capital: family and friends; crowdsourcing; angel investors and Venture Capital. The webinar will also touch on pitching your spin-out, ensuring you are realistic in your 'ask', and what you should be prepared to 'give away'.
Increase the impact of your research and industry engagement using entrepreneurial methods.Research to Impact is a short webinar for researchers (PhD candidates and upwards) to introduce a practical tool that helps you take your research out of academia, engage with industry and find new opportunities. As a researcher, you may be frustrated by the difficulty of finding ways to apply your research or ideas into meaningful results in the real world. The changing landscape has led to career challenges for early stage researchers and lower funding for research team leaders. Join us for this practical webinar, and stimulate your thinking in how you can advance your projects, ideas and research by finding answers about industry needs, adapting to make you more prevalent in your field and even attract resources you need to take your projects forward.We use lean innovation methods developed for startups and proven to work for researchers to:Show you practical new ways to think about innovation that will enable you to better engage the communityHelp you create real collaborative conversations with industry that can lead to opportunitiesChallenge you with fast-paced real-world tasksEmpower you to explore new options for your career, industry engagement and commercialising your inventionsGive you new tools to connect and explain your research