Small-scale Rapid Response funds – max £1,500
The Business Boost is funded through ESRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) within three of the 10 SeNSS universities. Each of these universities also has smaller pots of funding available for PhD students from their respective universities. Further information can be found here:
The SeNSS Business Boost will be holding training sessions on both general topics and specific themes.
Free, online, business skills training for PhD students
Consultancy, start-ups, spin offs and more – using your research expertise in the business world
The Business Boost Online series offers free business skills training for postgraduate research students (PhD students) delivered live via a virtual classroom.
The series is comprised of online, interactive teaching sessions, which cover the fundamentals of commercialising research output and making an impact on the business world. You are free to sign up for a many of the sessions as you like.
You can view the live sessions from a computer, tablet or smart phone in the convenience of your own home or another location of your choice. The sessions are interactive, via web chat communication with the tutor throughout.
Finance Basics for Business
Thursday 4 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Thursday 2 May 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Everything You Wanted to Know About Macroeconomics, but Were Afraid to Ask
Monday 8 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Monday 20 May 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Branding Basics for Business
Monday 25 March 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 GMT
Thursday 16 May 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Thursday 18 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Thursday 9 May 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Intellectual Property Basics
Thursday 25 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Monday 29 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
How to Work on a Consultancy Basis
Monday 1 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
For further information and to sign up for a session(s), go to: bookwhen.com/iaa-businessboost
PLEASE SIGN-UP AND DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE SESSION.
If you have any questions about the series, please contact Andrea Finegan (email@example.com) or Maddie Copley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is part of a programme of training events funded by the Economic and Research Council and free to all PhD students at Universities across the South East Network for Social Sciences.
Business Boost Conference
Demystifying Student Engagement with Business and Industry
Free for PhD students
Wednesday & Thursday 19th & 20th June 2019
9am – 4.30pm (refreshments and lunch included)
At: National Writers Centre, Dragon Hall, 115 – 123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE
5pm – 8pm networking event (canapés and refreshments included)
At: Anteros Arts Foundation, 15 Fye Bridge, Norwich, NR3 1LJ
This two day workshop will be packed with talks and breakout sessions delivered by experts in business and research.
There will be opportunities to meet businesses interested in engaging with research at an evening networking event on 19th June.
Book your place online at: bookwhen.com/iaa-businessboost
The event is fully-funded by ESRC, so is free of charge to PhD students. Travel & accommodation bursaries are available.
For further information contact Clare: email@example.com
Nikki Pockett, SeNSS-IAA Business Engagement and Impact Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are based at the University of Essex, you can also contact:
· Dorian Hayes, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Social Sciences: email@example.com
If you are based at the University of East Anglia, you can also contact:
· Richard Clarke, Relationship Manager - Healthcare and Social Sciences: R.Clarke@uea.ac.uk
If you are based at the University of Sussex, you can also contact:
· Shelley Jenkins, Senior Doctoral School Coordinator: S.L.Jenkins@sussex.ac.uk
· Megan McMichael, ESRC IAA Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions:Funding and training opportunities are part of the ESRC-funded Business Boost grant for the SeNSS network and includes opportunities for any PhD student working in a social science discipline - or with at least 51% of their research connected to the social sciences - across the 10 SeNSS universities.