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KEIN: Learn how you can protect and commercialise your research


Posted on 13th June 2018 by The Enterprise Team

The next meeting of the Kent Enterprise and Impact Network (KEIN) will take place on Thursday, 21st June from 12:00pm – 14:00pm in Room 115 in Pembroke Drill Hall Library, Medway Campus.

KEIN, a network jointly created by Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) and Learning and Organisational Development (L&OD), brings together staff interested in collaboration. Academics, researchers, technicians and other members of staff can explore innovation and enterprise activities, maximising the impact of their work, and alternative sources of funding, in an informal setting.

In this session we will look at ‘Enterprising next steps: protecting and commercialising your research’. You will hear from Dr Antonis Alexandridis, Lecturer in Finance from Kent Business School.   Antonis’ areas of interest include artificial intelligence and financial risk management. He will share his experiences of developing software that is currently being rolled out across a selection of banking organisations.  You will also hear from Dr Marcus Goodall, KIE’s Technology Transfer Manager, on protecting and commercialising your research, as well as a representative from KIE’s Hub for Innovation and Enterprise about their dedicated support for start-up development for staff and graduates.

After a networking lunch (provided for free if you register by Friday 15th), there will be short presentations with Q+A, and an informal discussion.  If you have any enterprise ideas or ideas prompted by the presentations, this is also an opportunity to share these and hear about how the University can provide support.
All University staff are welcome to attend.

To reserve your place at the session, including a free light lunch, please email and specify any dietary or access requirements.

If you would like to come along for the presentations only, you are welcome to turn up on the day without booking. Feel free to bring your lunch with you.

KEIN is a spinoff of our annual Enterprise and Impact Training Day. This year’s training day was held on 25th April 2018. The day covered how to promote yourself and engage partners with your activities and academics case studies as well as information sessions from support staff. The final session included a Q+A session with an external panel. To find out more about enterprise training for yourself or your research team, please contact KIE on the number below.  
For any questions about either training event, please email  or phone 01227 827376.


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Last Updated: 13/06/2018