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Career development | Research

Research-Based Business: Introduction to Commercialization and Entrepreneurship for Academics.

Are you a PhD/ post-Doc interested in the business side of research? This course is designed to give you an idea of patents, licenses and academic spin-outs.

Target group
Postdoctoral researcher
PhD candidate
Teacher
Harmen Jousma  (Startup Coach)
Method
Training course

Are you a PhD/ post-Doc interested in the business side of research? In 4 evening sessions, you are introduced to techniques that can be used to create commercial value through academic research projects, such as the challenges associated with entrepreneurship, patents, technology transfer and technology strategy. Moreover, classroom interviews with entrepreneurs who started a research-based business will show you that it can be done.

For whom

PhD and Postdoc from Leiden University and LUMC
 

Topics covered

Session 1: Research-based Business and Entrepreneurship
Session 2: Patents
Session 3: Science vs Business
Session 4 Technology Strategy

What you'll learn

After attending the course academic entrepreneurship participants develop an understanding of:

  • What it takes to run a new venture and why research-based business is different;
  • The basics of knowledge transfer and the principles of patenting;
  • How two key aspects of a technology determine its commercialization potential;
  • Insightful failures and success stories of academic entrepreneurs.

Format

Participants are expected to have English language skills at level B2+ or higher in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Workload

The workload for this course amounts to 16 hours including attendance and preparation.

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