Kent Staff: Enterprise and Impact Training Day

Interested in collaborating with industry, public sector or third sector? Want to enhance your networking skills? Attend the Enterprise and Impact Training Day on 1st May 2019!

What & Why: Develop the confidence and skills to engage in – or build further on – collaborations with non-academic external partners (industry, public sector or third sector). The day will include:

  • A skill building session on initiating collaborations and networking
  • Practical case-studies presented by academics
  • An overview of different routes to enterprise and innovation activities
  • Lots of opportunity to ask questions, engage and exchange experiences

Who is it for: academics and researchers at any stage of their career but relatively new to collaborations with external partners and/or wishing to build on networking skills.

When: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 9:45 – 16:30

Where: Jennison Seminar room 1, Canterbury Campus, University of Kent

Who by: Jointly organised by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE), and Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD), University of Kent. Facilitated by Jenny Wade, independent leadership consultant.

 How to sign up: via Staff Connect search for ‘enterprise’ under Training.  Places are limited to 20 participants and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

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Event Programme 

9:45            Registration & coffee/tea

10:00          Welcome & Introduction

  • Overview Kent Innovation & Enterprise
  • Why do enterprise. Relationship to ‘impact’, ‘innovation’ and ‘civic mission’

10:45          Dr Ferhana Hashem, Centre for Health Services Studies, SSPSSR

11:15          Break

11:30          Jenny Wade, independent leadership consultant

  • “What is networking” – a practical perspective
  • A networking model. Talk about your research to non-academics
  • Creating a mind map. Who do know and who would you like to know

12:30          Lunch

13:30         Jenny Wade, independent leadership consultant

  • Engaging potential collaborators….let’s get practical
  • Coaching each other: practising “non-academic” explanations
  • Using social media

14:30          Break

14:45         Professor Martin Warren, School of Biosciences

15:15         Protecting your Intellectual Property with Dr Marcus Goodall, Kent Innovation & Enterprise

15:45         Questions and discussion / external partner session

16:30         Closing

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