Enterprise summer school

 3 - 6 July 2017
 

Bookings Now Open for the Ninth Annual Manchester Enterprise School

 

The Manchester Enterprise School is a four day residential enterprise activity taking place this year on the shores of Lake Windermere at the McDonald Old England Hotel in Bowness, from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 July 2017 for 40 postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.

The aim is for researchers in teams to create a business case for an idea they have fully explored during the course and the Lake District provides an excellent environment for business ideas, especially those with a social enterprise element. Problems exist such as seasonality, brain drain, unemployment, tourism (the good and bad elements they bring), pollution, farming and local produce, transport, water engineering and the nuclear industry nearby for example.

The experience is a highly interactive, group working environment, tutored by experts and guest entrepreneurs and you will also be speaking to real potential customers and businesses in the area for feedback to help shape your ideas.

It is open to all Ph.D. students or researchers from any faculty and is an excellent opportunity to learn about enterprise and how to apply it to your work, whether you intend a career in academia, industry or start your own business. Many attendees have kept in touch on their return, several start their own business each year and almost all find themselves using their new skills.

Read about last years’ Enterprise School >>

For more details contact Dr Robert A. Phillips (Robert.phillips@manchester.ac.uk) or to book your free place (transport from UoM also provided free) contact Elisa Harrocks (Elisa.Harrocks@Manchester.ac.uk), and request an application form. If selected, you will be required to pay a £50 deposit (cheque or cash) which will be refunded on attendance.