GRADnet Turning Science into Business 6-7 February 2024

Thank you to Julia Shalet, Product Doctor, who once again, delivered a highly enjoyable interactive and practical “Turning Science into Business” workshop for SEPnet postgraduate researchers and undergraduate students this week at the Institute of Physics.

Over the two days, delegates worked in teams with a real case study, learning how to develop ideas & turn them into meaningful value propositions, reduce risk before committing any resource, map up new business models and practise a set of common business skills that employers are looking for.

We particularly appreciated her wide range of stories from working with start-ups through to corporates; and the group were super engaged with the 7 steps going from idea to good idea in her award-winning book, The Really Good Idea Test

Here’s what they said about it:

“Valuable insight into the world of business, across multiple different sectors – also useful in mainstream academia for thinking through our projects and revenue streams”

“Introduces an excellent toolbox to progress ideas – by the end you have something you can actually pursue and make a business model for, starting with identifying who you should talk with and what you should ask them”

“A very well-run course with a charismatic engaging facilitator – the stories and practical interactive exercises applying toolkits really deepened our understanding”