Interested in exploring how your research could affect business?
Engaging with businesses during a PhD is a great way to understand how research can make a difference in the world. It offers opportunities to collaborate and co-produce knowledge and research with companies who can directly benefit from the research, and can offer insight and an alternative perspective on the problems being tackled.
Based on research and experience, we have produced a short Business Collaboration Toolkit that can help you understand more about how to successfully engage with businesses, why engagement is important, and approaches to consider.
Wondering how it can be done?
Across the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), there are many PhD students who have benefited from business engagement. If you’ve thought about it – or even if you haven’t – we encourage you to explore the possibilities, with our help.
For existing SeNSS students, you can find further Business Boost legacy information and resources:
https://moodlex.essex.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=133 (click on ‘Enrol Me’)
For prospective SeNSS students interested in pursuing new or existing business collaboration, please speak to your supervisor, and contact your own University’s SeNSS contact, or email Abigail Shirley, SeNSS Training Manager.