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
Monday 15 April 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 18 April 2019, 18.00 - 19.00 BST
Monday 22 April 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.
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
19-20 June 2019
At the National Writers Centre in Norwich
More details to follow soon
Nikki Pockett, SeNSS-IAA Business Engagement and Impact Officer: email@example.com
If you are based at the University of Essex, you can also contact:
· Dorian Hayes, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Social Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.