Our mission is to do our part to advance scientific discovery and the commercialisation of research. We do this by creating and delivering training programmes that equip researchers with essential soft skills, empowering them to reach the highest levels of success, achievement and professional fulfillment.
We develop and deliver programmes for universities, CDT’s, research centres, innovation centres, business accelerators and EPSRC Project Leads. Programme participants often include PhD students, early career researchers, academics and professional staff in universities and industry.
We design & deliver business and soft skills training programmes for researchers. We identify best in class tools and methods and tailor them to meet the unique needs of researchers and academics. We then incorporate sector-specific elements, resulting in programmes perfectly suited for the research community.
Skillfluence works with CDT programme leads to build researcher development programmes that enhance the student experience by giving them leadership and transferable skills that align with Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework. We design and deliver programmes which include training and peer to peer learning, customised specifically for the CDT and area of research. Learn more about our work with CDTs.
Creativity@home is an EPSRC funded initiative designed to help scientists and researchers infuse more creativity into their research. It’s a bespoke multi-day facilitated process that leverages the academic group as the key resource. Facilitators work with the group throughout the initiative, focusing on the process, so the group can think freely about the challenge. The specific objectives are determined by the group. Read more…
Skillfluence develops and runs programmes designed specifically to help university spinouts and early stage technology startups learn and apply skills, tools and methods to accelerate commercialisation and business growth. Past programmes have included everything from one day workshops to week-long industry innovation camps for as many 30 companies. Learn more about our Enterprise Development programmes.
Researchers learn how to apply tools and techniques that support and promote effective collaboration, including group decision making and consensus building.
Participants explore and gain a deeper understanding of 4 common pathways to commercialising technology, as well as a guide for navigating the startup ecosystem.
Researchers learn to anticipate and assess potential impacts and societal expectations of their work. They learn the importance of an inclusive and sustainable approach to research.
Researchers learn to understand industry drivers and how to speak the “language of business”. Participants learn to explain their research in a way that is relevant and compelling to industry.
Learn how to create and deliver impactful presentations. This includes presentation design, dealing with difficult questions and how to present complex data.
Define your long term career aspirations and map out a plan for achieving your goals. Then learn practical ways to strengthen your CV and improve your interview skills.
Researchers learn how to navigate the world of social media, discovering how to use social media as a career development tool and as a powerful research tool.
Practical approach to leadership that teaches researchers how to build cohesive teams, get the best out of people, lead under pressure and how to pro-actively develop personal leadership skills.
Learn how to effectively communicate your research to a range of different audiences, as well as exploring specific strategies for increasing public engagement.
Learn proven and effective project management techniques and methodologies specifically tailored to the lab environment as well as planning and managing PhD theses.
Participants learn the key stages of the innovation process and specific tools and methods that when applied, can significantly increase innovation success rates.
Providing PhD students with practical strategies, tactics and tools to strengthen mental and emotional resilience enabling them to effectively cope with the stresses of academic life.
If you want someone to go that extra mile to provide professional training material to suit your requirement I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
We employed Skillfluence to develop a series of training programs tailored towards science graduates. The facilitators were highly professional, easy to work with and they listened and responded to our specific training needs with excellent suggestions and a bespoke program. The workshops delivered our training goals and got excellent participant feedback. We are very happy with Skillfluence and will be using them again in the future.
Alison presented the communication skills and career workshop at the European Congress of Biotechnology as initiated by the Young European Biotech Network. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Alison. Her presentation was well designed and contained many important advises for young scientists. She did a fantastic job in encouraging the attendants to get out of their seats and practice their communication skills during the presentation.
“This is my first time to learn about job interviews and Ph.D experience, especially UK job description which is new for me. Therefore, I learned significant details and technique from this workshop and found out it’s very useful for my future.”