The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and the ESADE Business School are organizing the 2017 course “From Science to Business” with the goal of accelerating the transfer of technologies developed in the BIST research institutes to the marketplace.
BIST and its six centres (CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRBB) are working together with ESADE to plan the course this year. The program will include a welcome event at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRBB) in the afternoon of May 29th and a three day course at ESADE Barcelona from May 30th-June 1st. The course is designed for researchers, postdoctoral fellows and final year doctoral students at BIST research centres.
The welcome event will give participants the chance to meet each other and participate in a panel discussion with local entrepreneurs in the scientific field and the course itself will prepare participants to:
• Get acquainted with the business world and learn how companies create value to society and for themselves: providing more, better and healthier food, a cleaner, healthier and safer environment, and a longer and better quality of life and wealth.
• Understand the framework within which companies work and how they create value in a competitive environment.
• Understand the new venture creation process, and the role that science/technology plays in it.
• See that new venture creation needs scientists and engineers, and that entrepreneurship can be an attractive career path.
Each BIST centre currently has an internal call for participants and we encourage you to speak with your centre’s organizers if you are interested in the course.
More details in this pdf presentation.