A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.
UCL Academic Business Training
What is it?
UCL Advances offers training to UCL academics who are interested in either starting their own business or who want to learn how to communicate their research more effectively to businesses.
This training is available in the form of short courses in different formats: from a couple of hours to 5 full working days.
If you need some inspiration about becoming an entrepreneur you could attend the ‘Entrepreneurship Guest Lecture Series’ (a series of lectures from leading entrepreneurs and investors). These are held every Thursday during term time in Roberts G06 lecture theatre, Engineering Front Building, Malet Place at 17:15.
Why is this for me?
The courses available will give you an essential insight into the business environment. The courses will provide you with the basic knowledge for starting your own company, or simply give you the confidence to effectively communicate with businesses.
Both the short course programmes available are CPD (Continuing Professional Development ) certified. CPD supports further learning initiatives being undertaken by Government, professional institutions, trade associations, individual organisations and other training providers.
Entrepreneurship Guest Lectures provide you with advice and top tips from speakers
as well as networking opportunities. If you want to be inspired by
established and leading entrepreneurs then learn from the masters themselves!
Who can I talk to?
If you require any further information about the training available or would like to discuss your specific training opportunities please contact Laura Connor (UCL Advances Training Manager) on E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 020 7679 4518.
Further information on the training available to UCL academics can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/advances/researchers/training.
What do I do next?
Contact UCL Advances: email@example.com