Series of seminars on "Skills for Small Firm Development"

The Knowledge Transfer Office, in collaboration with Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship TIME Master’s in Business Economics, are organizing a series of seminars on “Skills for Small Firm Development”.

The seminars are addressed to faculty members, EDIP and PK researchers who are interested in acquiring business skills.

The rapporteur is Dr. Christos Kolimbiris, Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Warwick Business School (WBS).

The seminars will take place online on May 3-7 from 17:30 – 20:45 through the Zoom platform.

Those who are interested in attending them can contact the Office of Knowledge Transfer ( to receive the relevant link.



The course will present an overview of entrepreneurship and how emerging innovative firms develop over time. For every growth stage we will outline the entrepreneurial challenges, the decision making process and the options available for such decision making. Increased attention will be paid to the commercialization process from idea generation to viable product and financial returns. Along the same lines, the course has a strong entrepreneurial finance component where we will be exploring in depth the sources of finance for entrepreneurial firms along their growth trajectory. The course offers good management practice for students and encourages and develops small business development skills.

Objective and Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the key success factors for every growth stage of an entrepreneurial firm.
  • Make informed decisions on entrepreneurial venture growth taking into account the entrepreneurial context, competitive landscape and own capabilities.
  • Understand the nature and intricacies of various sources of financing across the different stages of venture development.
  • Comprehend the options available to commercialize an idea across the venture growth trajectory and the conditions that shape those option