Launch of LJMU Innovation Programme

LJMU is launching a new programme to support staff in developing successful innovation and business concepts.

The LJMU Innovation Programme will provide tailored expert advice on turning your ideas into new products, services and, potentially, startup businesses.

The university has partnered with startup specialist, Professor Paul Morrissey of BolgiaTen Ltd, and Steed, a company which has delivered similar successful programmes with universities and businesses across the UK and beyond.

Together, we will provide a structure to test your concepts, quickly validate or invalidate your ideas and, using expert advice and feedback, work with you on a plan to take successful concepts forward.

The programme offers a supportive, low risk way of developing your ideas; staff in some organisations have to leave their employment to pursue their ideas, whereas the LJMU Innovation Programme allows you to explore and develop the idea alongside your role at the university as a ‘workingpreneur’.

The programme will be supported through Research and Innovation Services, with Jane Townend, Head of Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation, working in conjunction with the team from BolgiaTen and Steed to see this first pilot realised.

In the video above, Professor Keith George, LJMU Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange and Director of Research & Innovation Services) and Professor Paul Morrissey of BolgiaTen Ltd set out the overarching aims of the programme.

Find out more from the Steed website and complete an application here.

If you have a business idea and are interested in working with the programme to develop it, please visit one of our upcoming sessions to find out more. 

Drop-in clinics – no booking required

Tuesday 27 June (10am – midday) - Byrom Street, GERI 1.03

Thursday 29 June (2pm- 4pm) - Student Life Building, SLB201



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