ESRC IAA Business Boost

Welcome to the Business Boost Training Programme

The Business Boost programme is funded by the ESRC and aims to extend opportunities for interaction between SeNSS postgraduate research (PhD) students and non-academic research users and practitioners and the business sector.

We are excited to announce that our BUSINESS BOOST CONFERENCE will take place 19 & 20 June and is available to book.

This two day conference will be packed with talks and breakout sessions delivered by experts in business and research. There will opportunities to meet businesses interested in engaging with research at an evening networking event on the 19 June. The conference is free to attend for all PhD students at universities in the SeNSS network. Free travel and accommodation available. Details of the conference are given on the schedule below


How to use your research expertise in the business world

The Business Boost online sessions offer knowledge and insight into research in the business world, in a ‘live-taught’ online format, delivered via a virtual classroom. The interactive, online sessions cover the fundamentals of business, commercialising research output and making an impact in the business world.

Details of the online sessions are given on the schedule below

You are free to sign up for as many of the sessions as you like. Please note that some sessions will be repeated, so only sign up for one date for each session.

How to Book

Available training events can be booked via the schedule below. If you have any problems with any aspect of your booking or would like further details of an event, please e-mail [].
To book a particular event just click on the relevant entry in the schedule below. The events will appear in the schedule only when they are open for booking. Go to Book this Session, click Select and then View Selections. You will be asked to provide your full name, university affiliation, and e-mail address (please use an official university e-mail address). When you confirm your booking you will receive an e-mail confirmation. Please read the mail and keep it safe - it includes the hyperlink that will allow you access to the virtual classroom. You will receive a further e-mail, five days before the relevant event, reminding you of your booking.
If the session you want to book is full, you can still add your name to a waiting list.

Accessing/Setting Up the Virtual Classroom Software

In order to attend the online training, you will need to download the appropriate virtual classroom software, provided by Electa-Live. This can be accessed direct from the Electa website at: []. PLEASE DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND DO NOT WAIT FOR THE EVENING OF THE SESSION. The software can be downloaded to a PC, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone. Downloading to a work computer may require administrative permissions and for this reason, a personal computer is often the easier option. If you are having problems, or would like to receive a test hyperlink to ensure the software is downloaded and working correctly, please e-mail [].

Cancelling Your Booking

Please cancel your booking if you are unable to attend so that we can offer someone else the opportunity to attend. Click on View Booking, then Ticket Options, and finally Cancel Ticket. Alternatively, you can email: []. Please attend diligently! Thanks for your help. #Sign up, Turn up!

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