Project Description

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is a leading scientific society with a worldwide membership of more than 45,000. Working to advance physics education, research and application, the Institute has a number of members who are keen to start up their own businesses.

Anna Faherty worked with IOP and publishers Nelson Croom to develop a comprehensive online resource to support members seeking to turn their business ideas into commercial enterprises. It covers the key areas of:

  • You and your dream
  • Working with ideas
  • Selling to investors
  • Setting up a business
  • Managing relationships

Users can explore the topics in any order, take online notes as they discover useful information, share their individual experiences and learn from those of others. They also have the opportunity to develop a detailed personal action plan that will help them put what they have learned into practice.