Enterprise Training Attendance
It was a pleasure to attend the Medici Enterprise Training program on 15th and 16th January 2020.
The Medici Enterprise Programme is for academics staff and researchers that have interest in developing their business and enterprise skills, grow their capacity to engage with business and realising the commercial potential of their research.
This is a prestigious programme developed with the University of Birmingham who has successfully trained entrepreneurial academic/research staff across all specialisms in the last 15 years.
The Medici Enterprise program runs at for a period of 4 months with two days training course every month held at the University of Birmingham. I had applied through a competative bidding process to get on it. I was one of the 2 applicants selected locally from 100 applicants.
The course covers the following topics:
- Networking for Success - Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Value Proposition and Business Models - Introduction to IP - Commercial Strategy - Commercial Strategy - Sales and Selling Skills - Building a Team - Market Research and Identifying USP - Market Research and Identifying USP - Introduction to Finance - Investment Readiness - Business Planning and Raising Finance
- Exploitation Pitch
Attendance and participation at this event has already helped me in my path towards entrepreneurship and will aid in commercialising my research.
I look forward to attending the rest of the course in February, March and April 2020, meeting new people and taking valuable lessons to continue developing my technology.