New Venture Creation 2: Launching a high growth spin-out company 31 October-2 November 2018

This course will be open for bookings in 2018. *SPECIAL OFFER* Receive £50 reduction in the course fee if you attend New Venture Creation 1: First steps towards Spin-Outs and Start-Up Companies. If you would like to register your interest in attending please email


More information about this course, including an outline programme, will be added in 2018.


Receive £50 reduction in the course fee if you also attend New Venture Creation 1: First steps towards Spin-Outs and Start-Up Companies (September 2018).  Discount applied at invoicing stage.

20% discount on group bookings

Make a 20% saving on course fees by registering five or more delegates from your organisation for this event.

The course fee includes:

  • Attendance at all lectures and workshops
  • Training and reference materials (electronic or otherwise)
  • Registration event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Wednesday 31 October 2018
  • Networking event (including buffet dinner & drinks) on Thursday 1 November 2018
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch every day



31 October 2018 6:30 PM   to   2 November 2018 3:15 PM
Burleigh Court
Loughborough University
West Park
Loughborough, LEC LE11-3GR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 659951
Course Fee £ 1025.00
Course Fee with Member Discount £ 895.00
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Co-Course Director

Dr. Stuart Wilkinson

Stuart Wilkinson is Head of the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Team in the Research Services office of the University of Oxford. Stuart's current role is to support the University's engagement and partnership with external organisations across the institution to maximise the impact of the research, including regional partners including the LEP.
Previously Stuart worked as a consultant advising and training governments, companies and research organisations on technology development, intellectual property discovery, commercialisation strategy and business planning. Stuart also worked for Isis Innovation where he was responsible for evaluating, protecting and commercialising intellectual property in materials, engineering, energy and imaging technologies, including developing translational funding applications, business plans and negotiating investment for spin-out businesses. Stuart has a DPhil and MEng in BioMaterials and Materials Science from the University of Oxford.

Co-Course Director

Course Director

Dr. Iain Thomas RTTP

Iain is Head of Cambridge Enterprise’s Life Sciences team at the University of Cambridge where he and his team work in fields as diverse as therapeutics, diagnostics, biofuels, IVF, epigenetics and agritech. CE’s portfolio of products includes alemtuzumab (Sanofi), breast cancer markers (Brevagen) and mouse touch screen chambers (Campden Instruments). Recent spin-outs include Morphogenix, Mission Therapeutics, Cambridge Epigenetix, XO1 Therapeutics (sold to Janssen), Z-factor, Phoremost, and Storm Therapeutics. Iain led discussions with GSK in respect of the University of Cambridge–GSK open innovation drug discovery initiative based at the SBC and was the Cambridge lead for the Apollo Therapeutics Fund. Iain has been an active trainer for Praxis Courses since 2004 and currently is proud to chair the training committee.

Course Director

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