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Researcher to Innovator programme available for Early Career Researchers

18 Jan 2019

A new, fully-funded ‘Researcher to Innovator’ programme available for 30 Early Career Researchers at University of Manchester

The University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP) has a new and exciting opportunity research staff to participate in a fully-funded programme of support, designed for researchers to move forward with their discoveries and explore opportunities in commercialisation.

The ‘Researcher to Innovator (R2I)’ programme - which is brand new to the University for 2019 - is open to 30 Early Career Researchers* (ECRs) and will enable you to explore opportunities in commercialisation and equip you with strategies to take your ideas forward, as well as discover new pathways to funding. The first series of the programme will take place for a full day on Wednesday 20 February 2019 and is designed as a ‘boot-camp’ style event; a challenging yet fun, interactive, practical and highly supportive session.

Co-developed and delivered by well-respected experts in research and innovation, you’ll explore your own capacity to innovate and to be entrepreneurial. This is likely to be of particular interest to those working within the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Find out more or book your place today via Eventbrite - places are available on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Grocutt.

Please note: this programme is exclusive to ECRs at The University of Manchester.

* UK Research Council definition of ECR: an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or an individual who is within six years of their first academic appointment. These durations exclude any period of career break, e.g. for family care or health reasons. The ‘first academic appointment’ is defined as the first paid contract of employment, either full-time or part-time, which lists research and/or teaching as the primary functions. The award of PhD is defined at the point of successful PhD viva.