University of Manchester Intellectual Property: Alison Edmonds – Epic Steps C.I.C

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 10:01 am

Epic Steps C.I.C was founded by Alison Edmonds, former member of staff at The University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School. Alison set up Epic Steps to deliver conferences and other activities for young children from age 10yrs to 12yrs, covering 3 keys themes of; Leadership (personal responsibility and confidence), Careers, and Looking after our planet. After a few months working on Epic Steps, Alison decided to leave the University to focus on her start-up full time. Epic Steps brings children out of their classrooms and into high quality corporate venues where they hear inspirational speakers from leading businesses, and take part in memorable interactive activities; encouraging children from different schools – state and private – to explore new futures together.
Hear from Alison about her journey from concept to commercialisation and how UMIP and the Innovation Optimiser have supported her through this process.