New Venture Creation 1: First steps towards spin outs and start up companies 20-22 September 2016

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Creating spin out companies can be a challenging and immersive experience. This course gives a framework for embracing this exciting challenge. The course enables delegates to develop practical skills in selecting appropriate opportunities, developing a compelling value proposition, testing the market, and pitching. It also deals with managing the basic administrative aspects of company formation. It is particularly useful for those who are developing their case management skills and looking to understand more about the complexities of this area.


Suitable for: The course is suitable for knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals working in academic, public sector research or NHS innovation environments. Delegates might have significant experience in KEC, but little practical experience of spin-out formation and may be looking to develop this activity in their institution. The course is an ideal primer for NVC2 which deals with these issues in greater detail and gives additional insight in how to form a high-growth company with VC finance. It is also a useful next step for delegates who may have already attended Fundamentals of Technology Transfer or Research Contracts course.


Gain technical insight:

  • Define what success in spin out creation looks like from a range of stakeholder perspectives
  • Recognise and select opportunities to develop new companies
  • Understand basic business models and how they compare


Plus practical skills:

  • Build compelling value propositions and effective business proposition
  • Develop a pitch to win senior management support
  • Manage the basic administrative aspects of company formation

Trainers are leading practitioners in the field and share their own in-depth experiences of the challenges faced.

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20% discount on group bookings

Make a 20% saving on course fees by registering five or more delegates from your organisation for this event.

The course fee includes:

  • Attendance at all lectures and workshops
  • Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
  • Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks)
  • Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks)
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day

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Follow-on course: New Venture Creation 2: Launching a high growth spin out company


13 ATTP Points

20th September 2016 - 22nd September


Course Fee - Member discount (£100) will be applied when registering. £ 895.00
1 night accommodation £ 84.00
2 nights accommodation £ 168.00
3 nights accommodation £ 252.00
4 nights accommodation £ 336.00