Case: Commercialising research inspired education and training programmes


Aspect. members: University of Manchester (In Place of War – In Place of War is a global organisation that uses creativity in places of conflict as a tool for positive change), Queen’s University Belfast.

What was the project doing? 

The project had two primary aims:  

  1. Undertake a feasibility/market analysis for commercialising In Place of War’s CASE and other research and practice into commercial education programmes
  2. Develop a strategy for commercialization for CASE and new programmes in development (Masters and BA) 

Why is this needed? 

In Place of War have translated research findings into education programmes. The most successful is CASE (the creative and social entrepreneur programme) which was shortlisted for a UNESCO Creative economy prize and has been rolled out in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in partnership with the British Council and Mastercard Foundation. However, CASE and other programmes that IPOW have developed are reliant on external funding, thus there is a need to develop a strategy to commercialise the programmes to support IPOW’s education work with grassroots organizations in sites of conflict. 

How can members get involved? 

Members are invited to share ideas and experiences and give feedback/insights on the project.

For further information please contact Alex Riley (

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