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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

Date: Wednesday 28th May 2014
Time: 2.00pm - 4.30pm

The 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.

Course outline and dates

How to Become a More Confident and Effective Networker

Date: Wednesday 4th June 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

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.

Course outline and dates

Presenting to Business

Date: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Time: 12.30pm - 5.00pm

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.

Course outline and dates