At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Consider and evaluate their innovative capabilities in relation to being an effective researcher
  • Build and develop a useful networks of peers and experts to help guide their next steps
  • Articulate innovative, novel ideas
  • Action plan to explore the feasibility of ideas including testing and costing
  • Understand how to create Impact Projects to maximise the spread and value of research findings
  • Understand and explore opportunities for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)
  • Use a suite of tools for creative thinking and project management
  • Understand some of the necessary steps in creating sustainable social impact projects
  • Present and pitch credible ideas and solutions to challenging issues
  • Understand what next steps to further an idea that they intend to have notable impact in their chosen form (personal / commercial / research/ societal etc)
  • Understand the difference between a good idea and a commercially viable business idea
  • Understand costs and benefits of Intellectual Property protection and how to implement this
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and basic skills associated with translating a technology idea into an innovative product or service
  • Be able to develop a model for an opportunity and potential solution to a genuine problem