Turn your science into technology with free trip to Germany

Would you like to understand the economic potential of your research?

Do you have an idea for the next patent in the Life Sciences?

A free summer school in beautiful Dresden, Germany, has three spaces available for Flinders’ researchers in the Life Sciences who want to learn how to turn their research results into inventions and a create a viable business enterprise.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for early and mid-career researchers, postdocs and late stage PhD students to develop their business ideas under the guidance of experts in the Life Science market and receive feedback from successful venture capitalists.

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences is calling for expressions of interest from early and mid-career researchers, postdocs and late stage PhD students from Flinders University to participate in the International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences.

The School will take place over five days in Dresden, Germany, from 28 August until 1 September 2017.

Only 20 people are being accepted into the program and Flinders University has secured three spaces for Flinders researchers and Flinders-affiliated researchers at SAHMRI.

The program offers a portal into the new world of research funding and will equip researchers with the business skills they need to take their research to the next level.

Through a series of workshops and lectures, researchers will be helped to assess the technological and commercial potential of their research, refine their business ideas, choose the best business model for their research, and turn their research results into inventions.

The program will also address the most effective ways of pitching ideas to investors in order to secure private and venture capital funding.

Specifically, the course will equip participants with an understanding of patents and licencing agreements and provide an overview of the Life Science market in Europe and the United States.

Participants will also have the opportunity to meet other international researchers in the Life Sciences and pitch their ideas to venture capitalists who are attending the course.

All accommodation and course costs will be covered by Technishe Universität Dresden and successful applicants will receive up to €1,200 for travel expenses.

Dinner will also be funded on the first day of the program, however participants will be need to fund their own evening meals for the remainder of the course.

Applications should be sent to karen.patterson@flinders.edu.au and include:

  1. A curriculum vitae
  2. A one-page overview that addresses applicants’ area of research focus; achievements while undertaking their Masters degree/PhD (e.g. publications, novel research results); their career aspirations and how the Summer School will help them fulfil these.

The deadline for all applications is 5.00pm on 7 July 2017.

For more information, visit the Summer School website.

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