**Application Deadline to apply to the Ideas 2 Impact January Programme**
Ideas 2 Impact (I2I) is an enterprise skills initiative for Post-Docs. Ideas 2 Impact (I2I) is an innovation and enterprise skills initiative convened at the Saïd Business School, in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Centre and the University of Oxford sciences division. The programme is open to postdoctoral researchers in Medical Sciences Division, MPLS division, and, on a case-by-case basis, applicants from other divisions.
The objectives of the programme are to: enable early career research scientists to access key innovation and business concepts, build their entrepreneurial skills in conversation with senior business professionals, join an alumni network of scientists and others interested in commercialisation of innovation.
The I2I Fellows access the opportunity to join with Executive MBA students at Saïd Business School for two 4-day course modules in the 'Strategy and innovation' elective. There are two cohorts a year, one in September-October and one in January-February. The course offers the I2I participants the opportunity for direct, sustained interaction with senior executives studying on the EMBA in coursework, projects, and workshops. The I2I Fellows are also invited to join in the activities, workshops and talks at the Oxford Foundry and other entrepreneurial initiatives at Oxford. The I2I alumni of the programme join a network of over 120 Oxford graduates that provides continued peer engagement for the progression of entrepreneurial initiatives.
The I2I programme is convened by Dr Marc Ventresca, with other members of faculty, and with a dedicated Entrepreneurship Centre postdoc Dr Heli Helanummi-Cole. The Entrepreneurship Centre team at the Saïd Business School support I2I activities and the Fellows.