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Training offered as an 8-10-week programme enabling cohort to develop their skill set and understanding of commercialisation challenges in responding to infectious disease. Participants will consider how to progress ideas for a project, and who will fund it. They will explore the differences in this pathway for different product types and disease areas.

An equal allocation of places will be available to each Bloomsbury SET academic partner institution.

Delivered by a specialist innovation consultancy and in-house experts, the Skills Transformer will build an understanding of real-world challenges in the commercialisation process, identifying innovation opportunities, innovation pitching and funder relationships. It will include novel elements such as Decolonizing Research sessions (to be led by SOAS) on how a reflective and ethical approach to partnerships, intellectual property and mobilisation of knowledge will increase the likelihood of successful deployments of public health interventions and tools.