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This course helps researchers understand the relationship between science and industry, and what it means to be a scientific entrepreneur.
The course is only available for Research Fellows funded by the Royal Society or Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The course runs across three modules. It equips participants with the skills to communicate and negotiate effectively, understand the innovation process and create value from their research.
The programme draws on the latest theories in business and management. It uses data from research studies as well as the first-hand experience of speakers who are leading scientists, managers of global science-based firms, and eminent members of the policy community.
The course was designed by the Royal Society in partnership with Imperial College Business School.
In the first two-day module, participants explore the role of science in the economy, the evolution of science in the UK, and the changing nature of the university. They also consider the relationship between science and industry, with a particular focus on understanding how science leads to the creation of new opportunities for industry. There are also sessions focusing on the changing nature of scientific careers led by a scientist who has also worked in industry or created new ventures based on their research.
In this module, participants focus on the management skills and leadership behaviours that underpin effective leadership in science. They begin with a discussion of what constitutes “leadership in science” and explore the qualities and behaviours of inspiring leaders in this context. Participants also receive feedback on their individual personality styles in the context of leadership. They go on to consider a set of important management challenges scientists face as they take on managerial roles including effective negotiation, time management, motivating people, managing organizational culture, and managing teams. In addition to sharing experiences of managing, a number of tools and frameworks will be provided to help with the effective management of these issues.
In the final three-day module, participants build the awareness and skills to be more effective scientific entrepreneurs. They have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities of scientific entrepreneurship with experts with a proven track record of success. Participants are also given an opportunity to develop their own ideas in a supportive context.
The course is only available to Research Fellows funded by the Royal Society or Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
It is held at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre in Buckinghamshire.
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