Entrepreneurship in and outside Science
|Dates||Start time||End time||Location||Coordinator||registrations
|23 May, 30 May, 6 June 2023||09:00||17:00||StartHub Plus Ultra II||Gitte Schober||7 / 12||Registration ended at 16/05/2023|
Entrepreneurship is a key element to drive innovation. Next to demonstrating scientific excellence, young academics with an entrepreneurial attitude can often contribute directly to more societal relevance and economic impact based on their research. In this way it can be seen as an addition to your personal career development in academia.
But also for those who do not want to stay in academia, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills can support in acquiring new positions or even setting up one’s own business.
This workshop focusses on whether participants have entrepreneurial skills, if they can be developed and on how to develop a feasible proposition. Accordingly the workshop looks at the different manifestations of intra/entrepreneurship in academia, private companies or in an start-up context and the tools to develop a new product or service from scientific insights.
|Target Group:||PhD candidates and Postdocs who are curious in what a career in entrepreneurship and business has to offer|
|Group size:||Max. 12 participants|
|Course duration:||2 full days and one afternoon in a three week period|
|Credit points:||1.1 ECTS|
|Self-study hours:||maximum 8|
|Name lecturer:||Gitte Schober (CVC / Wageningen UR)|
|Venue:||StartHub, Plus Ultra II|
09.30 Introduction to valorisation pathways for a scientists at WUR and the Netherlands
10.00 From Science to Business: strategies and tools
11.30 From Scientist to Business Developer: competences, skills and career decisions
12.30 Lunch and individual feedback on career decisions, ambitions and personal development
14.00 Ideation and opportunity recognition
14.30 Examples of successful initiatives –
Patenting, licensing and corporate collaboration
16.00 Analyse your own opportunities
17.00 Wrap-up and individual tasks for preparation of day 2
09.30 Developing an opportunity into a proposition – patents, products, services and policies
Individual and group work on personal opportunities
11.30 Technological and economic feasibility, risks and scenario’s
12.30 Lunch and individual feedback on the feasibility of the idea’s
14.00 Overview of WUR development support: funding and development tools for a Minimal Viable Product
14.30 Development I: Individual pathway selection, building a development plan
15.30 Development II: feedback from experts: freedom to operate, technological feasibility and economic feasibility
16.45 Wrap-up and individual tasks for preparation of day 3
Day 3 – Afternoon session
12.30 Preparing your proposition, last check-ups
13.00 Individual presentations of the propositions to a panel of experts with extensive Q&A
1a) Reduced fee: PhD candidates of Wageningen University with an approved Training and Supervision Plan (TSP) and postdocs of Wageningen University that are registered at one of the graduate schools of Wageningen (EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WASS, WIAS, WIMEK)
|2) Full fee: All other PhD candidates / post-docs and staff of Wageningen University||€ 450|
|3) Extended fee: All other participants||please inquire|
Fee includes study and training material, coffee/tea and two lunches and full online functionality.
Until six weeks before the start of the course, you can cancel free of charge. After this date you will be charged with the “Full Fee”.
Exemption of payment:
For PhD’s and post-docs of Wageningen University: when you have a valid reason (circumstances beyond your control) to cancel, you will be charged the reduced fee. In this case a written statement of the supervisor/superior is required.
Note: When you do not have a valid reason to cancel or do not show up at courses that are free of charge you will be charged with €100.
For more information please contact Gitte.Schober@wur.nl