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EMERGE is specifically designed for UNE students, HDR students, PhD-I, researchers, faculty and staff who are ready to take their research results to the next level. This 3-week program includes a series of interactive workshops from several guest speakers on the following topics:

  • Exploring commercial and social opportunity if research, including an introduction to Intellectual Property and Ideation

  • An overview of business models for academic start-up and spin-offs

  • What is the value of research, including the fundamentals of raising capital and other funding strategies for science-based businesses

  • Complete a market research and understand your ideal customer

At the end of the program, you should walk away with an understanding of how you can identify and protect the IP that is key to your research, the business models that are most suitable for commercializing your research, and the funding strategies to get your idea off the ground.

Register for this program and learn how you can start a science-based business.

Full Program September 2022

Tuesday 6th September: Value of Science, including Intellectual Property

  • Walk-in from 12:30, start at 1PM – 3PM

  • Topics: Intellectual Property (IP) 101 and IP Strategies

Tuesday 13th September: Science-Based Business Models and Market Research

  • Walk-in from 12:30, start at 1PM – 3PM

  • Topics: Science-based business models, How to conduct market research to understand your customer

Tuesday 20th September: Funding Science Based Businesses

  • Walk-in from 12:30, start at 1PM – 3PM

  • Topics: Funding pathway for academic startups and Generating investment for launching a science-based business

Who is this program for?

For UNE students, higher degree students, PhD-I students, researchers and faculty who are keen to explore the impact of their research in terms of commercial opportunity or community benefit.

Outcomes and Opportunities

This program helps you to validate the commercial or social opportunities of your research and create a path towards realizing this goal.

Learn about the fundamental elements of business processes, including intellectual property strategies and funding strategies. Understand various business models to grow your science-based business. Explore the market and customer segments, so that you learn to think from the perspective of your ideal first client.

How much does it cost?

Free for UNE students and staff. Click here to register!

This event is proudly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Government in association with Armidale Regional Council and UNE SMART Region Incubator.