We offer training to encourage and enable research led enterprise, supporting all researchers and academics working on the commercial development of their research ideas. We run a range of activities designed to inform and enthuse the enterprising researcher, these range from training and development programmes to competitions and funding.

The Enterprise Acceleration team also work across University schools and colleges to provide support and expertise in the delivery of knowledge transfer / commercialisation focused activities.

For further information on all training activities offered by the team please contact: Sofia Hansrod, email or call 0121 414 46539.

Lunchtime Enterprise Skills Series

Held at the BizzInn on the last Wednesday of every month, these seminars provide academics and entrepreneurs the opportunity to network over lunch as well as learning about a wide range of subjects such as Product Development, Marketing and Industrial Collaborations; relevant to innovators and entrepreneurs from all disciplines.  All are welcome, to find out about our latest events visit the events page

Medici Enterprise Training Programme 2018

The Medici Enterprise Training Programme is our flagship course and has been training entrepreneurial academics / research staff countrywide for 15 years. The course’s main aim is to help delegates realise the commercial potential of their research.

Over the course of its life, the programme has provided enterprise training to over 500 academics and researchers who have gone on to use the training to enrich their teaching and research and to develop the commercial potential of their ideas.  The training is designed to give delegates an introduction to a wide range of business areas. This gives them a better understanding of how the business world works allowing them to engage in their own particular commercial project with more confidence and professionalism.

Through a combination of seminars and interactive group work sessions, the programme develops the vital business skills academics need in order to successfully commercialise their research. The programme explores the various routes that academics can follow; so that they can make an informed decision of how best to take their research idea forward commercially.

The training will consist of four modules (one module a month) based in Birmingham, on the following dates:

The programme covers:

We are now recruiting delegates for our 2018 Enterprise Training Programme.

If you are interested or for further information, please contact Sofia Hansrod, email or call 0121 414 6539.