Innovation Academy is a series of courses focused on the fundamental knowledge you need to build, grow and exit a spinout company.

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Imperial Innovations has launched Innovation Academy to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Imperial College London. Our courses are delivered by a mix of Imperial Innovations staff and external industry experts.

Innovation Academy courses are offered free of charge to members of the Imperial community - academics, staff, students and alumni. The courses focus specifically on the formation and management of university spinouts – companies founded based on intellectual property developed at Imperial College London.

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in forming a spinout company. Whether you have an idea already or you’re just looking to grow your knowledge in the area, you will find these courses provide a useful grounding in the necessary business and management fundamentals required.

What courses are offered?

The Innovation Academy offers courses designed to bring you up to speed on the key aspects of forming a business, protecting intellectual property, raising finance, and operating your new spinout.

At present we plan to offer the following courses:

Course title Next available date
Pre-formation considerations - Starting a spinout company at Imperial College London October 2017
Funding and finance for start-ups 8th February 2018, 09:30 - 13:00
Spinout fundamentals 08 February 2018, 14:00 - 17:30
Introduction to Intellectual Property 26 March 2018, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Sales, Communications and Marketing 26 March 2018, 2:00pm- 5:30pm
Building your team April 2018
Legal basics April 2018
Growth and Exit May 2018

How do I sign up?

All forthcoming events will be listed on our events page with details on exact course content. You can sign up to our Innovation Academy mailing list using the form at the bottom of this page to be kept up-to-date on all forthcoming events and to be the first to know when new courses become available.

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