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Call for ICT researchers, Post-Docs, SMEs and Start-ups

Call for ICT researchers, Post-Docs, SMEs and Start-ups

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St John’s Innovation Centre is a partner for the recently launched fully funded MERLIN (Methodologies for Researcher Led Innovations) project aimed to support ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) researchers, post-docs, SMEs and start-ups across Europe to realise the full potential and impact of their research and to support them with market validation and commercialisation.

Together with four European project partners, The Technical University of Cartagena, Blu Specs Innovation, Poznan Science and Technology Park) and UAB Civitta, St John’s Innovation Centre will deliver training, networking and follow-on support through thematic workshops, webinars on SME growth and business models, international conference workshops and meet-ups with potential customers and commercial partners.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST: If you’d like to take part in this programme or require further details, please contact Anna on anadolna@stjohns.co.uk or call 01223 422379. 


  • ·         Lean Start-Up 24th April 2018 - Take part in the first in a series of workshops, the LEAN STARTUP, dedicated to the lean start-up methodology and learn about key techniques designed to create fast-growing ventures. REGISTER HERE


  • ·         Business Model Canvas – 19th June 2018: Understand the use of Business Model Canvas as a tool to assess and focus business development; Independently develop a BMC; Understand the use and application of BMC in the context of other methodologies


  • ·         Customer Discovery –24th September 2018: Understand how Customer Discovery guides business models; Have the knowledge and tools to conduct Customer Discovery independently; Understand the characteristics of a MVP; Know the steps to achieve Customer Validation


  • ·         Entrepreneurial Mindset – 22nd November 2018: Be aware of techniques like effectuating to approach decision making in uncertainty; Get equipped with tools to develop realistic short and medium-term goals and to adapt for change; Be able to foster new partnerships and exploit new opportunities rapidly


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