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Enterprise & Innovation 2-Day Workshop for STEM Researchers

Develop a new set of transferrable skills in Develop a new set of transferrable skills in entrepreneurship and innovation during your time at the University through this practical, hands-on workshop, with a focus on science and technology-based R&D environments.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for STEM postgraduates (Masters and PhDs), Postdoc Fellows and Staff who who want to enhance their capacity to generate ideas, recognise opportunities and develop career-enhancing skills. There is no cost to participants and the workshop has the support of University leadership.

When is the workshop?

The Workshop will held at The Massey Enterprise Collective over two full days, 18 and 25 March, 2019. There are also selected activities to be carried out in the intervening week.

Key topics covered

  • Assessing the viability of science, tech and engineering-based ideas and opportunities and taking them forward as new ventures

  • Identifying and developing promising applications emerging out of academic research

  • Preparing a Preview Application for applied R&D funding

  • Working in teams

  • Interviewing potential clients, customers and endusers

  • ‘Pitching’ for funding

The workshops are based on international best practice ‘lean’ methodology. Postgraduates will learn to use new set of entrepreneurial tools, templates and techniques suitable for a sci/tech R&D context.

Connect with the innovation ecosystem

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Chris Kirk, enterprise coach and startup veteran. It is hosted by ecentre with the support of Massey University, and through partnership with KiwiNet -- the Kiwi Innovation Network.

18 and 25 March, 9:00-17:00 (2 days), Massey University, Palmerston North