Medici - The Enterprise Training Programme


Medici Enterprise Training Programme 2015/2016The Medici Enterprise Training Programme is our flagship course and has been training entrepreneurial academics / research staff countrywide for 14 years. The course’s main aim is to help delegates realise the commercial potential of their research.

Over the course of its life, the programme has provided enterprise training to over 400 academics and researchers who have gone on to use the training to enrich their teaching and research and to develop the commercial potential of their ideas.  The training is designed to give delegates an introduction to a wide range of business areas. This gives them a better understanding of how the business world works allowing them to engage in their own particular commercial project with more confidence and professionalism.

Through a combination of seminars and interactive group work sessions, the programme develops the vital business skills academics need in order to successfully commercialise their research. The programme explores the various routes that academics can follow; so that they can make an informed decision of how best to take their research idea forward commercially.

The training will consist of four modules (one module a month) based in Birmingham, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th October 2015
  • Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November 2015
  • Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th December 2015
  • Wednesday 13th January 2016

The programme covers:

  • Transition from Researcher to Entrepreneur Networking skills
  • Intellectual property protection and exploitation
  • An Introduction to Finance
  • Negotiation skills
  • Commercial strategy
  • Raising Finance
  • Business planning
  • Working with Business/Industry
  • Marketing - Analysing a market and marketing yourself/your idea
  • Ways of assessing an innovative idea
  • Sales and Pitching skills

We are now recruiting delegates for our 2015/16 Enterprise Training Programme.If you are interested or for further information, please email Sofia Hansrod, or call 0121 414 6539.




Catherine Mansell 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4905 


Sofia Hansrod 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6539 



The Medici training programme has been awarded 'Recognised Course Provider' status from the Institute of Knowledge Transfer.