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Ideas to Impact (I2I)

Ideas 2 Impact (I2I) for postdocs is an enterprise skills initiative convened at the Saïd Business School, with the Entrepreneurship Centre and MPLS enterprise unit, open to postdoctoral researchers in Medical Sciences Division, MPLS division, and some others. 
Please note: this is a different offering from the I2I offered to sciences doctoral students which runs in Hilary Term, in conjunction with the MBA.

The curriculum includes eight sessions with the executive MBA elective course ‘Strategy & Innovation’ in two blocs in September and October 2017, with preferred access to Oxford Foundry activities, workshops and speakers. The intent is to enable postdoctoral researchers in the to sciences to access key innovation concepts and build entrepreneurial skills, in collaboration with experienced executives on the Executive MBA course.

The I2I team includes Dr Maria Nikolou and Dr Marc Ventresca, along with the team at the Oxford Foundry

The programme includes:

•    Two Executive MBA modules in Michaelmas on ‘Strategy & Innovation’

•    Full access to the Oxford Foundry (opening Michaelmas 2017)

•    Opportunity to work together with Executive MBAs on ventures and/or to develop ideas from the postdoc research/Lab

•    Bespoke sessions for the sciences students. 

Schedule and further information

The I2I will open on 8 September with lunch, get acquainted and a primer lecture on basic concepts in strategy and entrepreneurship. The S&I lectures will occur with the executive MBA course in mid-September and late October 2017. Readings and case preparation for each session will be made available to I2I participants.

We will also host occasional lunches with science entrepreneurs or CEOs and you will be welcome to participate in activities through the Entrepreneurship Centre and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.


APPLICATION DEADLINE - The application deadline is Monday 21st August, midday.

I2I will be offered to DPhil students during Hilary 2018. Further information on the programme and schedule will be posted in the autumn.


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