Networking & Developing Collaborations (With Industry, Business, Public Sector or Third Sector)

Would you like to develop your skills and confidence to engage in - or build on - networks and relationships with (potential) external partner organisations?

Kent Innovation & Enterprise in collaboration with EIRA* are hosting this unique training event delivered by independent leadership consultant, Jenny Wade. Jenny is offering a limited number of one to one networking coaching calls online for academics, with an online pre-reading introduction webinar at 10.30am Wednesday 6th May on Zoom (this will also be recorded for those unable to make the webinar live).

The webinar will include:

  • Innovation and enterprise for academics
  • What is networking & a networking model
  • Engaging potential collaborators

The coaching calls will focus on networking skills but can be tailored to suit your individual needs and interests in networking. Coaching calls appointments are available from Monday 11th May morning, and Friday 15th May afternoon, and the subsequent Mondays and Fridays through May and June. However, if these are not suitable, we can find an alternative time to suit you. The appointments are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please email to book your place, by emailing You can still access the webinar as a stand-alone training.

Please click here for the webinar access.

Academics at any stage of their career are welcome. The training would be best suited to those relatively new to, and actively interested in, developing collaborations and developing innovation, enterprise and public engagement activities.

For any queries, including webinar password or to book a coaching call with Jenny, please email

*EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) supports innovation in the East of England by helping businesses to access research expertise from universities and colleges in the region. The project has a specific focus on three themes: artificial intelligence, biotechnology and digital creative, drawing on the substantial expertise of the institutions involved.