Innovation & Enterprise


Entrepreneurial skills for PhDs in the Ear, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry Institutes (SPERO Discover)

9:30 am to 4:30 pm, 18 March 2019

PhD students and early career researchers at an entrepreneurship event

This is a free one-day introductory workshop for PhD students from UCL’s Ear Institute, Institute of Ophthalmology and Institute of Psychiatry. Learn how to think like an entrepreneur and apply this thinking in your academic and professional life.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students


UCL Innovation & Enterprise


103c Camley Street


This workshop will provide an introduction to the entrepreneurial journey for those who are interested in exploring the entrepreneurial route either during or after their PhD.

Even if you don’t have entrepreneurial ambitions, this workshop can help you reframe the skills you're developing during your PhD.

What to expect

This one-day workshop focuses on the fundamentals of developing an entrepreneurial mind-set and exploring value creation. You'll explore the skills needed to be entrepreneurial in research as well as in an enterprise.

The workshop will include taught elements as well as personal and interactive exercises.

It will help you to: 

  • develop your own entrepreneurial thinking
  • start to recognise and use your entrepreneurial skills
  • generate and develop enterprising ideas using tools such as the business model canvas

By the end of the workshop, you'll be better able to:

  • develop ideas that create value and make a difference to others
  • identify the relationships needed with relevant stakeholders to move an idea forward more smoothly
  • set goals to progress your enterprising activity

Who it’s for

This workshop is for PhD students from UCL’s Ear Institute, Institute of Ophthalmology and Institute of Psychiatry.

You don't need any prior business experience to attend. You don't need to be an aspiring entrepreneur or already have a business idea.

About the tutor

Mario Moustras, CEO and Founder of Mazamo Coaching, is a leadership and talent development coach who works with researchers and entrepreneurs. Before becoming a coach, he worked for the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). He has a PhD in chemistry, and is a chartered scientist and Fellow of the RSC. Mario has worked with scientists and engineers across government agencies, industry and universities. He's led teams through science-related programmes in higher education, enterprise partnerships (especially with small companies) and technology policy.

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Find out more about the SPERO programme, our series of entrepreneurship training courses for PhD students.