Business, Innovation and Science Communication Courses include:
Nurturing and Managing Innovation in Science is designed to help emerging scientists understand the factors at play in the process of converting lab based research to commercial products and services. Students will learn to identify and analyse innovation opportunities, and build and present a business plan to a panel of industry experts by the end of the course.
The course is taught by Dr. Karishma Jain and will include lectures on key topics including models of innovation, problem solving, market dynamics, strategy, decision making, organisational contexts, intellectual property strategy, and financing of innovation. The course will also include a number of case study discussions on innovation in startups as well as large organisations (with a focus on nanotechnology and materials based companies), guest lectures and networking with industry.
Science Communication in Media, Business and Research
This course aims to strengthen science communication skills in three key areas: in the media, in business and in research. Lectures and workshops are led by practitioners from the relevant fields, and enable students to present new ideas to a variety of audiences and in a variety of formats
Societal & Ethical Dimensions of Micro and Nanotechnology
This module provides students with the opportunity to explore some of the societal and ethical implications of developing micro- and nanotechnologies.
Business, Innovation and Transferrable skills training is a vital part of the NanoDTC programme. Besides specific courses in this area we organise a number of events which include team building activities, opportunities for public outreach, interaction with industrial partners, and also opportunities to develop at organisational skills for students through running their own events and sharing responsibility for managing equipment. The NanoDTC is widely seen as an example of best practice for similar graduate programmes.