Researcher to Innovator (R2I) 2023- Joining the programme

Following a series of Introductory Sessions the R2I programme is now open for applications.

R2I is a bespoke entrepreneurship training programme for final-year PhD students, PDRAs and early-career researchers from across all faculties with ambitions to develop commercial ventures or to create impact from their academic studies.

The programme includes a series of interactive personal and professional development sessions, which introduce the concept of commercialisation, equipping researchers with strategies to take ideas forward and discover new pathways to funding.

Read more about the researchers recently supported to further their ideas.

Joining the program 

Individuals, or groups of researchers, can now apply to join the programme. 

The deadline for submissions is 30th October 2023.

A selection panel will then shortlist individuals or teams to go on to the next stage of training and you will be informed of the outcome of your application no later than 6th November 2023.

There is no better time to learn how to turn a research idea and innovation into a reality from leading experts and to identify the best route to impact.

Apply Now - Don't miss this opportunity, complete the application form by 30th October 2023.

The Researcher to Innovator (R2I) programme has been coordinated by the University’s Innovation Academy, which brings together knowledge, expertise and routes to facilitate the commercialisation of research. It is a joint venture between the Business Engagement Team, the University of Manchester Innovation Factory and the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre

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