Medici - The Enterprise Training Programme


The Medici - Enterprise Training Programme has been training internal and external entrepreneurial academic and research staff for 12 years with the main objective of helping them to realise the commercial potential of their research. 

Through a combination of seminars and interactive group work sessions, the programme aims to identify and develop the vital business skills delegates need in order to successfully commercialise their research. The programme explores the various routes that the delegates can follow; so that they can make an informed decision of how best to take their research idea forward commercially. Over the course of the programme delegates also have the opportunity to develop relationships with internal and external University personnel.

The training consists of four modules (approximately one module a month) based in Birmingham, on the following dates (exact days to be confirmed):

  •  Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October 2013
  •  Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 November 2013
  •  Wednesday 11 and  Thursday 12 December 2013
  •  Wednesday 15 January 2014


The course covers the following topics:

  •  Business strategy
  •  Organisational structures
  •  Marketing
  •  Finance and business planning
  •  Ways of assessing an innovative idea
  •  Intellectual property protection and exploitation
  •  Funding opportunities
  •  Sales and negotiation skills
  •  Networking skills


We are now actively recruiting for the 2013/14 Enterprise Training Programme. To enrol or for further information, please contact: Catherine Mansell or on 0121 414 4905.





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.