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Institute for Life Sciences

Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence beginner’s course in Commercial Literacy

Published: 3 November 2020
Life Sciences Building 85
Life Sciences Building

The Institute for Life Sciences invites University staff and students to join our four Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence for a beginner’s course in Commercial Literacy: everything you wanted to know about business, but were afraid to ask.

The course is suitable for University staff and students who have interactions with commercial organisations or an interest in enterprise, whether you are commercialising technology, or starting your own company.  The course will help you understand more about working with business. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence cover diverse disciplines and have a wealth of experience from data science start-ups to global pharma. All welcome!

James Otter – hosted by the Institute for Life Sciences
Dr Adam Hill – hosted by Physics and Astronomy
Virginia Hodge – hosted by ECS and Future Worlds
Dr Duncan Holmes – hosted by Faculty of Medicine
Dr Pete Hotten – Guest EiR, hosted by Swansea University
 

All events will be held online; please register for each session via the links on the PGR Development Hub Sharepoint site. You will be invited to join a course MS Teams site and meeting links will be sent after registration.

For any questions about the course, please contact the IfLS Collaboration Manager, Dr Alexandra Mant: a.mant@southampton.ac.uk 

Course schedule

Session 1: Thursday 5 November 12:30 – 13:30. Introduction and Course overview – James Otter and Dr Adam Hill.
Session 2: Thursday 12 November 12:30 – 13:30. Finance and accounts – James Otter.
Session 3: Thursday 19 November 12:30 – 13:30. Directors and boards – James Otter, with Virginia Hodge.
Session 4: Thursday 26 November 12:30 – 13:30. Law and lawyers – James Otter, with Virginia Hodge.
Session 5: Thursday 3 December 12:30 – 13:30. Intellectual property – Guest EiR, Dr Pete Hotten, with James Otter and Virginia Hodge.
Session 6: Thursday 10 December 12:30 – 13:30. Business models – James Otter, with Virginia Hodge and Duncan Holmes.
Session 7: Thursday 17 December 12:30 – 13:30. Business plans – James Otter, with Virginia Hodge.
Session 8: Thursday 7 January 12:30 – 13:30. Negotiation – James Otter, with Virginia Hodge.
Session 9: Thursday 14 January 12:30 – 13:30. Project Management – Virginia Hodge. 
Session 10: Thursday 21 January 12:30 – 13:30 – Software Development – Virginia Hodge. 
Session 11: Thursday 28 January 12:30 – 13:30 – Intellectual Property Deep Dive – Dr Pete Hotten.  
Session 12: Thursday 4 February 12:30 – 13:30 – Data Science – Dr Adam Hill. 
Session 13: Thursday 11 February 12:30 – 13:30 – Sales and Marketing – James Otter. 
Session 14: Thursday 18 February 12:30 – 13:30 – Collaboration with Industry – Dr Duncan Holmes.
Session 15: Thursday 25 February 15:00 - 16:00 - Web Presence, Internet Marketing and Sales - Duncan Clark, Senior Product Marketing Manager for HICX

Additional topics are under development for the spring.

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