Research Commercialisation


The Research Commercialisation programme is a four-course knowledge track that supports academics and researchers with the foundations and strategies to begin or continue their research entrepreneurship journey.

If you want your research to make a real-world impact, but are unsure how to navigate the world of entrepreneurship and intellectual property, then the Research Commercialisation knowledge track is for you. Course videos feature an expert in the field, practical case studies, and guided opportunities to put your knowledge into practice immediately.

The Research Commercialisation knowledge track includes the following courses:

  1. Becoming an Entrepreneurial Academic
  2. Identifying Potential Clients and Understanding Their Needs
  3. Developing a Commercial Proposal
  4. Presenting a Compelling Proposal and Securing the Deal


Enrol in the full programme now to get a 20% discount on all courses above!


What You'll Learn

Becoming an Entrepreneurial Academic provides a high-level introduction to research commercialisation by helping you identify your intellectual property, connect with potential clients, and develop a compelling proposal. 


Identifying Potential Clients and Understanding Their Needs revisits and builds upon the ideas from the first course. It supports the management of your intellectual property, refinement of your competitive position, and development of solutions for your clients.


Developing a Commercial Proposal prioritises the purpose, format, and components of a commercial proposal and ensures the proposal meets your client’s needs.

Presenting a Compelling Proposal and Securing the Deal supports project planning and implementation, negotiation, and strategies to secure the deal.


Who It's For

These online courses are particularly relevant for researchers and academics who are interested in commercialising their intellectual property or research output.

Get Prepared

All courses are led by an expert instructor and filled with compelling examples, interactive worksheets, and opportunities for reflection. For this reason, we recommend you use a laptop or tablet if possible.

Course Expert(s)

Andrew Corcoran

Andrew's commercial career covers 34 years where he has worked in various management functions within the Construction (1986-1989), Manufacturing (1989-2001) and Higher Education (2001-2022) sectors.

He holds an MBA and an MA in Education, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is an Associate Professor in Marketing at Nottingham University Business School.

Andrew has previously held Business Development roles both at Birmingham City University and the University of Worcester and started Blueberry Training Limited in 2004 to supply enterprise and knowledge exchange training to the Higher Education sector and is the author of Academic Enterprise: A Field Guide (ISBN 9780956457240).



10 Hours




Self-Paced - Online



Downloadable and shareable Certificate of Completion



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