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The phases of skill development required to progress in this area are detailed to the left. Take your time to read through and see where you are currently at and where you would like to be.

Think Ahead - click here to go to the University's researcher portal
LMS - click here to go to the Unviersity's Learning Management System to find out courses on offer
DDP portal - click here to go to the University's PGR seminar registration system
Developing Professional Skills for Research Leadership - click here to go to an online learning resource available to enable further exploration and development of leadership skills.

Activities to develop Enterprise:

Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme is an innovative competition designed for both postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists.

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This little piggy went to market

An introduction to commercialising your university research

Interpersonal skills for entreprenuers

Improve the way you relate to others in order to cultivate a reputation as reliable partner

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Interlectual Property Office

The official government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

Entrepreneurship Support

Support available from USEnterprise

Business directory

Examples of businesses that have started up with support from USEnterprise

Events from USEnterprise

Details of upcoming events in Enterprise Education

Finance and support for your business

Find government-backed support and finance for business

Welcome to Sheffield

Help available to Starting and Growing Your Business

Commercialising research outputs

A guide to the support offered by R&IS at the University of Sheffield

Enterprise Skills Development

Events and courses available at USEnterprise


An influential UK network that drives the commercialisation of academic and public sector research

Changing the World

A Beginners Guide to Social Entrepreneurship

Business is great

Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business

Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

Have you always wanted to run your own business but not known where to start?

This little piggy went to market

This video is a collection of short videos linked by animation covering various aspects of commercialisation of research