Communicating Science to Business
Communicating Science to Business is a three part mini-course. These workshops are designed to help to prepare academics looking to maximise the benefits of presenting their academic research to business audiences.
Attend all of the sessions to maximise the value of participating. Participants who attend three workshops in the same academic year will receive a CPD (Continued Personal Development) certificate to mark their achievements.
How to Engage with Business
aim of the workshop is to enable you to plan and structure your
conversations with businesses more effectively and strategically - and
thus build up better relationships with potential research sponsors.
This workshops is for Academics
and PG students who want to engage with businesses in order to develop
research collaborations or support. The workshop is aimed at those who
have had some experience of interacting with businesses - it's not
designed for those who already work extensively with businesses.
Presenting to Business
Date: Wednesday 26th June 2013
The aim of the workshop is to help you to communicate your research to
business. You will need to bring along with you a prepared
presentation, for your own use (paper
handout, AV will not be used or available). Alan will ask you to start
presenting and will then ask you questions about what you are trying to
achieve, if you think your presentation does this. He will tell you
where you are going wrong and right. You should be prepared to expect a
hard time, the end result, however, will be worth it.
This workshop is for UCL academics working on research projects with potential commercial viability.
How to Become a More Confident and Effective Networker
Date: Wednesday 5th June 2013
In today's highly competitive world, being a confident and effective networker sets you apart from the crowd. You become more visible, always feel in control and will always create more business opportunities than the average. 99% of people dread this vital activity; this session will help you overcome all your fears and concerns.
The workshop focuses on
networking and business development skills - in particular how to
'work' a roomful of people. We will de-mystify the process of
networking and will help you to relish every roomful of people as a
roomful of potential future collaborators and contacts.
This workshop is for UCL staff who are interested in learning how to make the most of networking opportunities with potential business, investor, researcher or other collaboration partner.