Researcher to Innovator (R2I) 2023-24 - Information Sessions 18th-19th Oct

The hugely successful Researcher to Innovator (R2I) programme inspiring early career researchers to translate research to impact is back for 2023-24.

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.

Discover more and register now to attend one of our short Introductory Sessions to hear more about the programme and how to apply.


Key Dates

Semester 1:

  • Introductory Sessions: In person and online across 18th and 19th October Register Now
  • Applications Open: 19th October
  • Application Deadline: 30th October
  • Programme: 16th November 2023 - 19th February 2024

Semester 2:

  • Information Sessions: April 2024
  • Programme: March 2024 - June 2024

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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