Innovation Training: Turning an Idea into a Business  Short Courses

Course Information

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Wednesday 14 February 2018 09:30 - 16:30 1 day classes £90.00 CS2771 Apply Now

Course Content

Innovation Training: Turning an Idea into a Business is a one-day training course that will teach you how to identify winning ideas and turn them into a commercially viable product. It is targeted at those creating new ideas or looking to improve on an existing idea.

A new product should offer a solution to a problem. This innovation Masterclass offers technical training, covering all types of concepts from methodologies, to software, to engineering hardware.

Commercialise your product ideas

The short course will be useful for anyone looking for skills or training in new product development, as well as training in developing innovative strategy ideas for creating a commercial product.

There are four aspects to the course:

  • Innovation strategy
  • The commercialisation process
  • Technology/Product development
  • Market Entry

The Innovation course is targeted at private individuals, researchers, early stage researchers, KTP associates, career knowledge exchange practitioners, product developers and commercialisation professionals. It is also suitable for those who have recently moved into a role in this sector.

Tutor Info

Dr Adebayo Ogunjimi

A Knowledge Transfer Practitioner with a strong entrepreneurial background in new technology development. Dr Ogunjimi has more than 15 years' experience of commercial technology development, innovation strategy and commercialisation. He has extensive experience of collaborative Research and Development for physical sciences and Engineering. An accredited Project Manager, his experience focused on business development and creation of strategic partnership for collaborative, innovative technology development. He has successfully negotiated several licensing agreements and facilitated start-up companies. Dr Ogunjimi currently manages a portfolio of intellectual properties at various stages from concept to market readiness and he is actively involved in developing IP management strategy and innovative methods of de-risking technologies for investment and market entry.


A minimum of a degree is ideal but experienced individuals with a good college degree will cope well. The desire to commercialise ideas is paramount.

English Requirements

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

What will I learn?

On the Innovation, Development and Commercialisation of Ideas short course, you will learn how to:

  • Translate an idea to a commercially viable product
  • Create innovation in your idea/concept
  • Methods of protecting your idea
  • Create a commercialisation plan
  • Make your idea attractive to investors/manufacturers/sale outlets

Plans and templates for development will be provided.

Teaching and Assessment

The one day Masterclass will be taught in the classroom with examples either taken from real life or from the students themselves. These ideas would be taken through the commercialisation process using workshops and questionnaires to give practical examples of the salient points of the training.

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