Learn how you can protect and commercialise your research

The next meeting of the Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN) will take place on Wednesday 28th February from 12:00 – 14:00 in Keynes Seminar Room 14.

KEIN, a network jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise and Learning and Organisational Development, brings together staff interested in collaboration. Academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff can explore innovation and enterprise activities to maximise the impact of their work and find out about alternative sources of funding in an informal setting.

In this session we will look at ‘Enterprising next steps: protecting and commercialising your research’. You will hear from Dr Chris Solomon, a Reader in SPS and Director of spin-out company VisionMetric Ltd, which is the UK’s leading developer and supplier of facial composite software to the police. Also presenting on the day are Technology Transfer Manager Dr Marcus Goodall on protecting and commercialising your research and Enterprise Relationship Manager Marcus Wright, who will provide information on the Hub for Innovation and Enterprise’s dedicated support for start-up development for staff and graduates.

After a networking lunch, there will be short presentations with Q+A, and an informal discussion.  If you have any enterprise ideas already or have ideas prompted by the presentations, this is also an opportunity to share these and hear about how the University can provide support.

All University staff are welcome to attend. To reserve your place at the session, including a free light lunch, please email entadmin@kent.ac.uk and specify any dietary or access requirements.

If you would like to come along for the presentations only, you are welcome to turn up on the day without booking. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.