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Developing the entrepreneurship of future biotechnology leaders

Posted on 23/01/2018

Applications are now open for the BrisSynBio 4-day More Business Acumen (MBA) course with £10,000 of prizes.

BrisSynBio, a BBSRC / EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre, and SynbiCITE , the Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) for Synthetic Biology, are joining forces to deliver the BrisSynBio 4-day More Business Acumen (MBA) course.

This course is an interactive programme designed to provide the skills required to establish, build and manage a biotech company by drawing upon the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs, patent attorneys and investors. During the course, participants will develop real biotech business ideas and pitch them to venture capitalists.

In the 2017 edition of this course four fantastic business plans were developed, one of which has already received significant funding and is now an incorporated VC backed biotech company.

The 2018 course will run from 9th – 12th April and will take place at the Unit DX business accelerator in Bristol. Awards of up to £10,000 of prizes will be available to help the 2018 teams turn their ideas into real businesses. The closing date for applications is 28th March 2018.

Places on the course are available for only £250 with a reduced rate of £100 for PhD students.

Further details on the programme and the application form are available here.

If you would like to discuss opportunities and support mechanisms for innovation in synthetic biology and biotechnology please contact a member of KTN’s Biotechnology Team.


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