Postdocs to Innovators

Postdocs to Innovators (p2i) is a collaboration between eight Higher Education Institutes and global enterprises across Europe to provide entrepreneurial training and experiences to early career researchers.

Our ambition is to ensure that those who engage with our programme come away with a clear understanding of the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset and its impact on a successful future regardless of their career trajectory.

The p2i programme fills a gap in training delivery at the very early stages of the entrepreneurial life cycle with a particular focus on:

Applications now open for the Venture Creation Weekend: Food Sustainability 5-7 Feb 2021, online. p2i sponsors a number of places, apply now!

Postdocs from Cambridge University: More info and secure your place here

Postdocs from other p2i partners, apply by 20 January via

p2i Enterprise Fair 10-12 March 2021

Applications now open. More info and application form here. Apply by 17th February

This event provides a valuable opportunity for researchers with an idea or early stage start up as well as for researchers who are open to exploring innovation and entrepreneurship. 


The course greatly changed my perspective on what is possible with academic research - particularly with respect to producing a strong societal impact


I am now more confident in taking opportunities within the company and pushing myself to the next step


It was our experience in the Postdoc Business Plan Competition that proved an important first step in developing a credible business plan


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