Commercialising Research-Based Ideas



Commercialising Research-Based Ideas is a one-day course that provides academic researchers with an introduction to the entrepreneurial processes and practical tools for assessing, developing and communicating the commercial potential of science-based research ideas.This one-day action-oriented course is given by Lund University and is tailored to your location. The course can be followed up with a more extensive tailor-made course or programme.


Does your research idea represent a business opportunity? Commercial relevance is increasingly used as a measure of success in research and in research programmes, and scientific research and discoveries sometimes represent marketable solutions to critical industrial, medical, and environmental problems. Commercialising Research-Based Ideas is sprung out of the tailor-made course Soft Skills and Entrepreneurship, and is a one-day, action-oriented workshop-style course that provides academic researchers with an introduction to entrepreneurial processes and practical tools for assessing, developing, and communicating the commercial potential of science-based research ideas. 


This course is carried out by Lund University and tailor-made to and carried out at your location. The one-day course can either be carried out with a half or a full day of workshop. It can be designed as a stand-alone event, added to an academic conference, or integrated with another course/event. Furthermore, it can be complemented with a more exhaustive and tailor-made course or program in order to further develop and sharpen the entrepreneurial and commercial focus and skills of academic researchers.


Commercialising Research-Based Ideas explores key issues related to commercialisation of science-based ideas – e.g., recognising and evaluating commercial opportunities, analysing market potential, conceptualising the offer and commercial path, and developing effective value propositions. It provides participating researchers with an opportunity to learn and to be able to hands-on apply entrepreneurial and commercial tools and perspectives on their own research-based ideas. The main objectives are to:

  • Inspire and motivate scientific researchers to add a commercial perspective in their research work
  • Educate scientific researchers in processes and tools for assessing, developing and communicating commercial potential of research-based ideas
  • Show commercial relevance of research and research programs
  • Improve success rate of commercialisation efforts

Target group

Researchers primarily within natural sciences, as well as former participants of the Soft Skills & Entrepreneurship programme.




Tailored to your location

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Andreas Bryngelson,
Lund University Commissioned Education,
+46 46 222 14 60

Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE) is Lund University's department for commissioned education and competence development for professionals. With the latest science as a base we develop and sell courses, programs and seminars in a close cooperation with organizations, companies and local, nationall and international authorities. Our educations are performed by teachers and scientists at Lund University - a guarantee for subject-related width, scientific depth and modern pedagogy. You're welcome to contact us for more information! Phone 046 - 222 0707 or send a mail to either or Lund University Commissioned Education Box 117, 221 00 Lund.