Innovation Bootcamp

INNOVATION BOOTCAMP

Want to do more with your research than just publish papers? Discover the entrepreneurial potential of your research and the pathway to launching a startup at Monash.

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A TWO-DAY INTENSIVE FOR PHD STUDENTS TO DELVE INTO THE WORLD OF STARTUP AND COMMERCIALISATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A RESEARCHER.

The Innovation Bootcamp is two-day program designed exclusively for PhD and Masters by Research students from all disciplines, to get a crash course into commercialisation and what’s involved when taking your research from paper to a product. Facilitated by a team of experts in research innovation and startups, you’ll have the chance to delve into the world of entrepreneurship, learn the fundamentals of starting a new venture and gain knowledge about the different components that need to be considered during this process.

This program is designed to be immersive and interactive and get you to think and engage entrepreneurially by asking our experts and guests questions, participating in a design sprint and reflecting on your experiences and entrepreneurial potential.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other like-minded research students, whilst being inspired by those that have travelled the entrepreneurial journey and who have expertise in taking research backed ideas to market.

WHAT YOU'LL GET OUT OF IT

WHO YOU'LL MEET

Led by an impressive line-up of research innovation and startup experts, you’ll also get to meet an amazing lineup of guest speakers. From CEO's of ASX-listed companies, investors including Venture Capitalists and angel investors, experts in finance and funding and founders of research-backed startups, they are experts in their fields and in many cases they've been in the exact same situation as you. As they have been completing their PhD, they've been curious about where their research experience could take them and found that an understanding of innovation has led them down a variety of career paths.

YOUR FACILITATORS

Jordan Thurgood
New Ventures Manager
Monash Innovation

Helena Fern
Entrepreneurship Program Manager
Monash Generator

Kish Thurairasa
Entrepreneurship Talent Manager
Monash Generator

SEE WHAT YOU'LL LEARN AND DO

DAY 1 - MORNING: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • What is entrepreneurship and startup
  • How to commercialise research
  • The funding landscape: where money comes from

DAY 1 - AFTERNOON: FROM IDEAS TO REALITY

  • Design thinking workshop - how to solve big problems and discover market opportunities
  • A deep dive into venture capital funding

DAY 2 - MORNING: STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

  • Discover more about entrepreneurship and startup at Monash
  • Guest panel: learn about the Australian startup ecosystem

DAY 2 - AFTERNOON: PHD TO STARTUP

  • Panel: Meet Monash PhD students that have done it, survived and live to tell the tale
  • Other opportunities if the startup bug has bitten you

PROGRAM DATES

The Innovation Bootcamp will run once every Semester with limited places in each program. To kickstart your curiosity, we’ve crammed the fundamentals into one and a half jam-packed days to maximise your time and minimise disruption to the work on your PhD.

You MUST attend the full bootcamp to gain access to this opportunity.

Out next Bootcamp

Thursday 21 March 2019,  9am - 5pm
through Friday 22 March 2019, 9am - 3pm

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Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 10 March 2019. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by Tuesday 12 March.

Our following Bootcamp will run September 2019, dates TBC. Please register your interest with entrepreneurship@monash.edu

Added bonus!

You’ve got to love a bonus and that’s exactly what you’ll get for attending this bootcamp. When you complete both days of the program (no cutting class allowed!) you’ll receive Professional Development hours as part of the Professionalism, Career and Innovation category as part of the Monash Doctoral Program. Once you complete the program, your hours will be registered on myDevelopment.

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