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Commercialising Research out of Social Sciences (CRoSS) Workshops

Monday 27 - Tuesday 28 March, 2023

Would you like to learn more about commercialisation in the social sciences?

Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is holding a workshop series to explore commercialisation in Social Sciences funded by ESRC. While commercialisation routes for STEM research are well established, the benefits of research commercialisation in the social sciences are less well known. Commercialisation in social sciences isn't only about spin-out companies and licensing; it also incorporates social enterprise and consultancy pathways. Setting up a business or social enterprise, or partnering with a company to exploit research outcomes, can be a way of achieving sustainable and long-term impact.

For many social science researchers, the overall goal of our work is to have a social impact. Thoughtful approaches to commercialisation can be a powerful way to achieve widespread, sustainable, positive impacts on society. Commercialisation can also enhance and sustain research impact after initial funding ends.

The sessions outlined below will enable participants to:

  • Learn about the range of commercialisation pathways in the social sciences
  • Grow capacity in being able to envisage commercialisation opportunities for their own research
  • Develop, share and exchange knowledge and good practice amongst colleagues and commercialisation trainers
  • Learn about the support ecosystem for commercialisation at the University of Leeds

 The workshops will be delivered over 3 half day sessions, covering a range of topics and processes, the workshops will be tailored around the research areas of the participants. We have engaged Oxentia to co-design and facilitate the workshops.  Workshop dates are:

Workshop 1        14th March 1 pm – 4 pm - completed

Workshop 2        27th March 1 pm – 4 pm

Workshop 3        28th March 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Registrations for the remaining events are now closed.

This work was supported by the ESRC IAA.