We're leading the way in entrepreneurship education, providing the co-curricular activities, mentorships and support needed to launch a business.
Network Intelligence (nIQ) Academy
Network IQ Academy is an acceleration programme for leaders and innovators.
Researcher to Innovator (R2I) Bootcamp
This bespoke programme is designed for researchers who have an interest in creating impact through commercialisation and is delivered by research and innovation experts.
The bootcamp runs twice a year and includes a series of interactive personal and professional development sessions, which introduce the concept of commercialisation, equipping researchers with strategies to take ideas forward and discover new pathways to funding.
Find out more about the Researcher to Innovator training programme.
Lean Launch Programme (LLP)
This 10-week online market discovery programme is designed around lean start-up methodology. Lean start-up takes the scientific method (hypothesise, test, evaluate) and applies it to business ideas. You will learn how to use this approach to test what your potential customers think about your idea, product or service.
The Lean Launch Programme is open to all University early career researchers (from Ph.D. to post-doctoral researchers) and applications must be supported through either The Innovation Factory (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (email@example.com).
ICURe (Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research)
This four-month full-time online customer discovery programme is funded by Innovate UK. It trains, funds and supports teams led by University early-career researchers to determine whether there is a market for products or services that utilise their research, science or technology.
ICURe is open to all University early career researchers (from Ph.D. to post-doctoral researchers) and applications must be supported through either The Innovation Factory (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (email@example.com).
This comprehensive entrepreneurial skills training programme is designed for social science researchers employed by The University of Manchester.
initially launched in January 2021, this first-of-its-kind opportunity will help turn your bright idea into a business or venture to help people, society, the environment or the economy.
Learn more about the ARC Accelerator.
Entrepreneurship for all
Download Entrepreneurship for all (PDF document, 3.56MB) to find out more about our mission.