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Looking to develop your research ideas into a business? Apply for the SUCCESS Programme

Are you a social scientist with innovative research ideas that could be developed into a business or social enterprise?

The SUCCESS programme is a first-of-its-kind opportunity designed to help social sciences researchers who are employed by the University of Sussex with innovative and marketable research ideas to get the training, support and chance to compete for funding to transform those ideas into a business or social enterprise.

The programme includes:

  • A half-day’s Business Canvas support session to build your idea (early March 2020)
  • A 3-day training bootcamp in entrepreneurial skills led by industry experts. (24th - 26th March 2020, University of Sheffield)
  • Ongoing support across the summer to develop your business idea and pitching skills
  • The chance to pitch in front of investors to win up to £50,000 in prize money to put toward the development of the business.

The programme is open to applications from social sciences researchers across the University of Sussex and Aspect partners.

Application deadline: February 21st 2020

Click here to apply for the Aspect Programme

NB: If you wish to participate – you must be available for all training dates.

If you would like to find out more about this event, please email Intellectual Property Business Partner, Mr Keith O’Brien (

By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Thursday, 23 January 2020