Postdocs to Innovators (p2i)

What is it?

The number of postdoc positions at universities has grown over the past years. However, tenured positions have not increased accordingly and tenured academic careers are now the exception, not the norm.

The Postdocs to Innovators (p2i) collaboration was created in recognition of the increasing need to develop postdoctoral researchers' entrepreneurial mindset and to provide them with a set of skills they can use o pursue careers that will be personally and professionally meaningful both within and outside of academia.

The University of Edinburgh has joined the p2i collaboration between leading higher education institutes and global enterprises across Europe. The p2i online course runs twice a year and provides business training, skills development, and experience to ignite your entrepreneurial spark and transform postdoctoral researchers into innovators.

Why participate?

The p2i online course offers a whole host of opportunities to expand your business knowledge and skillset and you can benefit from the following:

  • The chance to explore career paths and develop entrepreneurial skills that will further your career
  • The opportunity to discuss your business idea with experienced, local entrepreneurs
  • Discovering what starting a venture looks like
  • Access to international networks of innovative students and early career researchers
  • Getting up to speed with the language, concepts, tools and processes used in enterprise and business
  • A valuable and experiential online learning opportunity that you can do flexibly, at your own pace, and free of charge
  • A certificate of completion
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