Submitted by: Prof. Dr. Rainer Haag, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Leonhard Urner, Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
This two-semester practice-oriented class will teach science students how to develop and implement ideas for interdisciplinary projects.
The course consists of a series of lectures, a class, and a research-oriented practical course intended to acquaint science students in master’s and doctoral degree programs with practical experience.
In the lecture series, leading individuals from the university’s regional partners will elucidate the development of application-oriented issues and highlight various career paths in interdisciplinary research networks, while start-up founders from the natural sciences will share their experiences and explain the do’s-and-don’ts of a successful start-up launch.
The class will teach the participants how to write successful proposals. It will prepare the groundwork for the presentation of the respective ideas at the end of the semester.
The 10,000 euro prize money will be used for the practical part of the course. During the practical part the three best ideas will be tested for suitability in the open market.
The course is intended to introduce students in master’s and doctoral programs to various career paths in research, while also communicating fund-raising skills. Additionally it will give its participants an overview of the whole spectrum of regional partnerships.
Rainer Haag was inspired to create this course by the strategic “Entrepreneurial Network University” (ENU) concept, which fosters entrepreneurship throughout Freie Universität Berlin and Charité-Universitätsmedizin.