Have you ever wondered if your research can lead to more than just publications? Perhaps you have already stumbled upon an ingenious business idea and thought about turning it into a product or service? With DRS Pro Transfer, you can learn how to systematically develop your research or business ideas and explore ways of successful market implementation. No matter whether your background is in the life sciences, the natural sciences, the humanities or the social sciences, we invite you to participate in this journey of ideas! Click here to register now!
This winter term, DRS Pro Transfer takes place in the week from 19 to 23 February 2018. The program is a collaboration between the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, located at the School of Business & Economics, Profund Innovation, the start-up support of Freie Universität, and the Dahlem Research School, the strategic center for junior researchers at Freie Universität.
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DRS Pro Transfer gives you the tools you need to transform an initial idea into a product or service. Based on established procedures like ideation, product and service design as well as business model innovation, you will acquire methods with which to evaluate the marketability of your research or business idea. Together, we will develop and test your ideas – and introduce you to ways of protecting your most important resource, your intellectual property.
The program is open to all interested Ph.D. candidates, postdocs and researchers of Freie Universität. No prior knowledge of business administration is required. Participants will be asked for a 50,- € contribution to cover food and drinks; otherwise, participation in the program is free of charge.
You are warmly welcome, with or without an already-existing idea.
DRS Pro Transfer is a one-week seminar with an action-based, interactive approach. You will learn about methods by applying them directly to your ideas, and develop your business concepts in an interdisciplinary team. Communicating your concepts concisely is important – not only in academia, but also in business. Therefore, in addition to modules in business knowledge and methods, you will also attend a pitch training. Mentors and moderators will accompany you all the way, and you will not only meet fellow researchers interested in Entrepreneurship, but also founders and investors.
Particularly promising concepts are eligible for submission to the Research to Market Challenge, the idea competition of Profund Innovation. Participants of DRS Pro Transfer may skip the first selection round.
The entirety of the program takes place during the week from 19 to 23 February 2018. You can check out the schedule in the event schedule.
The course language is English. Attendance of all sessions is obligatory and required for receipt of the final course certificate.
Please familiarize yourself with the conditions of participation, then use the form below to apply.
Application deadline is 01 January 2018.
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Julian Henneberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For questions about the program and its components, please contact Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe (email@example.com).