Being innovative, enterprising and delivering more impact
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If you want to improve your innovation and enterprise skills to deliver more impact there are number of ways for you to do that. Some are provided by SDDU, others you can pursue yourself and there are a range of opportunities offered by other areas of the university. Click on the tabs below to find out more.
Opportunities offered by SDDU
- You can access the bespoke support for researchers.
- You can attend the impact, innovation and enterprise workshop programme for research students and research staff.
- Participants in the workshop programme can engage with the team-based projects, based on the iTeams model at the University of Cambridge, that allow you to practice your enhanced skills on a real innovation from the University's research.
Opportunities you can pursue yourself
- Take a look through the online content and reflect on how you can implement the suggestions in your own research.
- Review the models that researchers who investigate innovation processes and skills have produced.
- Take a look at a the advice offered by other Leeds researchers who have engaged in impact and enterprise activities.
- Review some of the common blocks and barriers to successful impact activities to understand how you can design your research to overcome them. (This material is still under development)
- BBSRC provide funding to develop seminars to support researchers in developing their understanding of impact, knowledge exchange and commercialisation. To find out more go to http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/kec-seminars
Opportunities from other areas of the University
Many of the Sector Hubs offer training and development for instance,
- The Healthcare Sector Hub is running a series of 'Tea-cup meetings'. These are short brainstorming meetings to generate ideas for increasing the impact from research. You can use these meetings to get help from other researchers in how to deliver your impact and you can contribute ideas for other research areas. The meetings are short (40 minutes or so) and sweet.
All the Sector Hubs will have innovation and enterprise staff, who are there to help you make the most of your idea.
Research and Innovation Services offers a range of support and guidance for seeking funding, doing commercially funded research, commercialising your idea and providing advice to external organisations (consultancy).