Success in a start-up business is significantly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies. This weekly, term-long course provides potential science/engineering entrepreneurs with the knowledge to help succeed in an entrepreneurial opportunity.


Venue: Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre, South Parks Road


Topics covered include: how creativity, opportunity and feasibility are best evaluated; business strategies for new businesses; achieving success in a new business; financial aspects.


At the end of the course students will have skills and confidence to evaluate starting a science-based business, in addition to becoming more enterprising in how they approach their roles should they decide to work in start-up organisations. The course will consist of lectures accompanied by practical casework and readings.


This course starts on 10th October, then takes place every Wednesday until 12th December 2018.


The course times and dates are:


14.00– 16.30 | 10 Oct 2018 


14.00– 16.30 | 24 Oct 2018


14.00– 16.30 | 31 Oct 2018


14.00– 16.30 | 7 Nov 2018


14.00 – 16.30 | 14 Nov 2018


14.00 – 16.30 | 21 Nov 2018


14.00– 16.30 | 5 Dec 2018


14.00– 16.30 | 12 Dec 2018


Please note that there is no lecture or workshop in weeks 2 or 8!


Registration: The course has now commenced so the booking site will not allow new registrations, however as there were some challenges with the booking and publicity for this year, we are still willing to accept new applicants until Wednesday 24h October. If you wish to apply please email us at

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