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Whatever stage you are at in your entrepreneurial journey, p2i has activities that postdocs can benefit from if your institution is a p2i partner.

p2i provides development opportunities whether your career goal is to launch a business, to innovate in industry, government or the third sector, or to innovate in academia.

Find out when these opportunities are available in the calendar at the bottom of this page

Click the icons below to find out more about each programme and scroll down to the calendar for quick overview when the programmes run

Changing Mindsets

Awareness & Inspiration

p2i's Online Course, p2i In Action events, and the Entrepreneurial Postdoc Society at your institution are great places to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and how you can apply innovative thinking to your career in a range of sectors.

Interested in how entrepreneurial thinking could make you more successful in careers in and outside academia?

Keen to build up your entrepreneurship awareness and networking skills?

Industry Placements and Enterprise events enable you to develop your business acumen and understanding of the key issues in entrepreneurship, as well as engage with companies and postdocs who have started ventures.


Entrepreneurship Events and Business Plan Competitions provide opportunities to hone your skills, build your confidence, and network with people involved in entrepreneurship across Europe.

Want to further develop your entrepreneurial skills, confidence and contacts?


If you already have an idea for a business or social venture, p2i's Business Plan Competitions, Mentoring Programme, and Residential Courses can help you develop and test your business model.

Have an advanced business idea and want help developing a business model and plan?

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Programme Calendar

Below are the events that are part of the p2i programme and the dates these events are planned. Please note that the actual dates may change - Participation is by application only so look out for application announcements from the p2i Network and partner organisations. 

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IECT Summer


IECT Summer


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