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Entrepreneurial skills training and £50,000 for Social Sciences researchers to turn bright ideas into business

Are you a social scientist with innovative research ideas that could be developed into a business or social enterprise?

The SUCCESS programme is a first-of-its-kind opportunity designed to help social scientists with innovative and marketable research ideas to get the training, support and funding to transform those ideas into a business or social enterprise.

The programme is open to applications from all Social Sciences researchers employed at The University of Manchester.

Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • A half-day Business Canvas support session to explore and build out their idea (18 February 2020)
  • A 3-day training boot camp in entrepreneurial skills led by industry experts from the renowned iCURe programme (24 - 26 March 2020 in Sheffield)
  • Ongoing support across the summer to develop their business idea and pitching skills and to validate their idea with customers and influencers
  • The chance to pitch for up to £50,000 in prize money (November 2020)

Application Deadline: 17:00, 12 February 2020

Programme launch date: 17 February 2020

To request an application form and for further information, please email or at Masood Enterprise Centre using the subject line: Success Programme

SUCCESS - Seeding University Collaboration for Commercialisation and Enterprise in Social Sciences - is part of the ASPECT network; a platform for entrepreneurship and commercialisation of the Social Sciences in partnership with LSE, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, Glasgow University, University of Sussex and Cardiff University.

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