The OVB provides a pathway to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to academic research. In this way, the OVB aims to extend opportunities available to academic researchers to deliver impact, helping them articulate their value propositions and deliver solutions to global problems and market challenges.
The programme is in three parts:
- EXPLORE – a half-day workshop to discover the value of entrepreneurship as a mindset to deliver impact from academic research
- ADVANCE – a six-week (5 x 1/2 half-day weekly sessions) pre-accelerator programme taking ideas through to validated business models
- ACCELERATE – a 12-month programme where high-potential innovations are competitively selected, supported, and developed to venture launch
The EXPLORE workshop offers a new dimension for researchers to envision, direct, and deliver impact from their research.