Medici - The Enterprise Training Programme



The Medici Enterprise Training Programme is our flagship course.  It has trained entrepreneurial academic/research staff countrywide for 13 years to help them realise the commercial potential of their research.

Over the course of its life, the programme has provided enterprise training to over 350 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, providing them with a better understanding of how the business world works and 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 15 and Thursday 16 October 2014
  • Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 November 2014
  • Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 December 2014
  • Wednesday 14 January 2015

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 2014/15 Enterprise Training Programme.  If you are interested in registerring or finding out more please contact Sofia Hansrod or call +44 (0)121 414 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.