Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

Designed for emerging entrepreneurs in biotechnology who want to understand, and act upon, business opportunities in the field.

CPD Certified 64 hours

This course equals 64 hours of CPD time

  • Duration

    8 weeks

  • Commitment

    8 hours per week

  • Price


  • Study mode

    Tutor guided

  • Certificate of Achievement

    Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion.

    • Start

      17 April 2023

    • Finish

      12 June 2023

    • Enrol by

      11 April 2023

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Course overview

This course provides entrepreneurial training to professionals working in the life sciences and biotechnology. Learn from established biotechnology entrepreneurs who will guide you through identifying, developing and evaluating business opportunities based on their expertise and experience of successful commercial innovations.

By the end of this course, you will have developed more confidence in identifying biotechnology and life science business opportunities - and realising their potential through consideration of factors such as intellectual property, freedom to operate, and seeking and securing funding.

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • identify potential advancements from pharmacology, biomedical, wellness devices and agri-biotech and wider biotechnology sectors
  • recognise new and emerging trends in biotechnology and evaluate them for their potential impact and commercial opportunities
  • analyse and appraise novel technical advancements from the life sciences and biotechnology for meeting unmet functional needs in conjunction with a critical comparison to existing technologies
  • assess potential opportunities based from their technical content commercial opportunities and risk-reward ratio
  • assess the potential commercial markets and identify opportunities for new or existing advancements from the life sciences or biotechnology
  • produce a business plan with consideration of intellectual property protection angel investors and/or venture capital fundraising market exploitation and income streams – along with business development plans and exit routes with clear reasoning for each.

Who is this course for?

Professionals working in bioscience and the life sciences including (but not limited to):

  • biotechnology specialists
  • stakeholders working in technology innovation
  • scientists/analysts working in biotherapeutics and bioinformatics
  • medical device developers and medical technologists
  • pharmaceutical and agrifood scientists.

What will I get on completion?

Evidence your learning with a Certificate of Achievement from the University of Cambridge on successful completion.

Course dates

  • 2023

    17 Apr - 12 Jun

    Places available

    Enrol by 11 Apr


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