Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The entrepreneurship curriculum is designed for those who have taken an entrepreneurship workshop with the IOP and its partners or someone who is interested in developing their existing knowledge further.

Each week discusses various skills that an entrepreneur should consider when starting a business and we advise that you complete the modules in order and, if possible, with colleagues or friends that are also interested in developing their knowledge and skills.

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  • Week 1A
    Physicists and engineers as entrepreneurs
  • Week 1B
    Learning some "soft skills"
  • Week 2
    The world of business
  • Week 3
    Intellectual property (IP)
  • Week 4
    IP generation and recording
  • Week 5
    The basics of patenting
  • Week 6
    IP management and global IP protection
  • Week 7
    From invention to product: the timeline and processes
  • Week 8
    Business plan fundamentals
  • Week 9
    Financial aspects of running a small business
  • Week 10
  • Week 11
    Pre-business feasibility analysis and opportunity assessment
  • Week 13
    Government policies and incentives for SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • Week 14
    Exit strategies

All presentations are under the Institute of Physics copyright and if you would like use this curriculum, you need to inform and acknowledge the institute.

The modules were developed by Dr Surya Raghu.

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