Business Essentials for Scientists (BES) (2 ECTS) is a course intended for doctoral students and junior researchers at the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University. After the course, the participant has a basic understanding of business development and commercialisation in the academia.
The BES course is intended for doctoral students and junior researchers who consider establishing a company or who are involved or pursue career that involves commercial exploitation of research-based expertise and knowledge. Participants are selected based on a motivation letter.
The course consists of seven online learning sessions (28 h), and independent studying (26 h). The online learning sessions consist of expert lectures and/or a workshop session that introduce participants to the topics:
- Starting your own company
- How to find financing for your start-up
- Intellectual properties and technology transfer/knowledge transfer
- Working outside the academic sector
- Marketing of academic expertise
Application is open until September 16th, 2021. Apply here.
Contact person at the University of Turku: Kirsi Peura, email@example.com
Contact person at the Åbo Akademi University: Sofia Essén, firstname.lastname@example.org