BCP News • October 25, 2017
We are excited to welcome our first cohort of PhD scientists from the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials, BCFN, to Unit DX for the pilot Scientific Entrepreneurial Experience (SEE program). Groups of doctoral researchers will be joining us each week between 6th November and 22nd December.
During each week-long ‘live’ experience, PhD scientists will be partnered with academic researchers from the University of Bristol that are interested in commercialising their technology. Guided by experienced entrepreneurs and advised by firms in the professional services, the team will assess the viability of the technology and develop a route-to-market.
Each day of the program is set around a different aspect of the commercialisation process including:
- Technology Assessment
- Market Analysis
- Commercialisation Strategy
- Business Strategy
The program culminates in a pitch to the academic researcher, who can then use the insights and report presented as a launch pad for starting a new venture.
Academic partners benefit from analysis of the commercial opportunities and start-up strategy to bring their technology to market, while providing an opportunity for doctoral researchers to gain the skills needed to seize future technology commercialisation opportunities in their fields of research. The SEE program aims to nurture the next generation of scientific entrepreneurs and provide the skills, knowledge and confidence to establish future ventures.