This Programme is an intensive residential course developed with the Oxford AHSN’s partner VitalSix and support from Health Education Thames Valley. Experienced health industry experts help participants maximise their chances of success in taking their ideas to market. WHO? You should attend if you are a health professional1 : who wants to turn your idea into a business. For example, you might be a: • clinical researcher • biomedical research scientist or engineer • research nurse • research technician Other health professionals, not directly involved in research, are also invited to apply. WHERE and WHEN? The Programme is residential and takes place over four days in the unique setting of Henley Business School (University of Reading) on the banks of the River Thames. Overnight accommodation on the 18th and 20th and all food and refreshments are included. Dates: March 18-19 (Wed-Thurs) and April 20-21 (Mon-Tues) 1 Preference will be given to NHS employees, but others are invited to apply, including spin-outs and start-ups HOW MUCH? Successful NHS applicants will be asked for a refundable £100 deposit2 on confirmation of their registration. Non-NHS applicants – registration fee on request The Entrepreneur Programme covers these core elements: • funding and finance – elevator pitch, finance basics, financial strategy, sources of funds, valuation • people and leadership – strategic leadership, leadership styles, team dynamics, role of the board • clinical need – patient benefit, product definition, competitive advantage • health economics – theory and methodology, NICE requirements • market analysis and strategy – market structure, routes to market, commercial potential • intellectual property (IP) and product development – overview, strategy, protection, exploitation, patents, contracts and licensing • manufacturing – scalability of process, process development, project plan • regulatory overview – compliance framework, milestones, risk management, preclinical development, clinical development • business plans – purpose, content, presentation • product adoption – take-up of product by NHS and procurement process To find out more or to apply for your place, please register your interest with Hugh Penfold, Oxford Academic Health Science Network 07880 475777 Oxford AHSN are partnering with VitalSix to manage and deliver this programme

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