The Science Entrepreneur Experience

The Science Entrepreneur Startup Business Experience

The Entrepreneurial Scientist

The Science Entrepreneur Experience is a live exercise in the commercialisation of science-enabled technology. Small cohorts of PhD scientists are paired with academic researchers or early-stage companies interested in exploring the commercial potential of their research. During a week of intensive entrepreneurship training, cohorts assess the viability of the technology and develop a route-to market.



Course info

Audience: PhD/Postdoctoral researchers

Size: 4-8 participants

Length: 4-5 days

Content: Entrepreneurship, technology commercialisation, market research, financial planning, investment readiness, investment pitching, client management and consultancy

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Fostering Innovation

Guided by experienced entrepreneurs, the cohort will learn to source the expert advice required for establishing new ventures based on scientific research. The program aims to nurture the next generation of entrepreneurially-minded PhD researchers and arm them with the skill-sets needed to commercialise new technologies. The insights gained from the program can serve as the launch pad for the commercialisation of these projects.



Technology Validation

Innovation Assessment
Application Mapping
SWOT Analysis
Path to MVP


Market Landscape

Market Valuation
Customer Profile
Value Proposition
Competitor Analysis


Commercial Strategy

Value Chain Analysis
IP Rights Assessment
Revenue Model
Route to Market


Business Strategy

Funding Assessment
Financial Structuring
Raising Start Up Funds
Investment Pitching


Project delivery

Report Development Client Management
Project Presentation
Networking Drinks



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“This was by far the best industrial training experience I have undertaken as part of my CDT. I feel empowered that now I could start my own company. Experiencing that you can sit down with or call up people in the professional world and just ask for advice, really gave me permission to act and reassurance that there was an ecosystem out there to support me.”


As an PhD or postdoc

Are you interested in seeing your research reach it's ultimate usage? Would you like to explore the skill sets that would allow you to start your own company?

As a technology SME

Are you developing technology for a commercial project or interested in doing so? We use real companies as the case study for our courses, and in return deliver all the information back to you, from market research to technology road-map.

As a Doctoral Training Centre 

We want PGRs and PDRAs to be armed with the skill sets to lead companies and interface effectively with industry. We believe teaching these skill sets early builds the best cohorts, leaders, and researchers.  


Interested in being part of the Science Entrepreneur Experience?