SCI FI: From Scientists to Innovators


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Transitioning from academic research to working in the pharma and medtech industries can be challenging. This course helps you overcome that challenge with the guidance of academic and industry partners, so that you can learn from real-life cases and have the opportunity to work with experienced mentors.

The programme offers two tracks: the Full Programme and the Light Programme. Both tracks involve a three-month online learning programme.

Ready to thrive as an innovator in the healthcare industry?
Apply by 31 May 2024!

Full programme:

Take part in the online learning modules – including five core modules and three industry-specific modules – participate in all the events and webinars, and receive mentoring from the best industry experts. In this programme you will:

• Complete all five core modules and at least one bonus module
• Participate in all events and webinars
• Complete assignments after each module
• Receive at least two hours of mentoring
• Solve a real industry case study: Participants will be divided into interdisciplinary teams of five and will work jointly to develop a solution to a real-life industry case. The solution will be presented to a jury and industry partners at the final event
• Pitch with your team during the final event of the programme
• Commit approximately 5 hours per week from Mid-August to December 2024

Light programme:

Take part in the eight-week online programme, participate in the recruitment events and go at your own pace by fulfilling the assignments on your own:

• Complete all five core modules and at least one bonus module
• Participate in the midterm and recruitment events
• Commit approximately 1.5 hours a week from Mid-August to December 2024

Format: Blended

Application deadline: 31 May 2024

Duration: 23 August 2024 – 4 December 2024

Certification: EIT Health Certificate of Completion

Key Details:
Kick-off in Maastricht: 21-23 August 2024
• Online mid-term presentations: 25 October 2024
• Final event in Gdansk: 2-4 December 2024

Eligibility Requirements:
This programme is for you if you’re a young scientist based in any Horizon Europe country who:

• Is working at a university, research institute, or clinic,
• Is a PhD candidate in any area of healthcare – especially MedTech and Pharma, or
• has a Postdoc in healthcare

Cost:
Full programme: Participation fee: €500– includes certificate and accommodation
• Early bird discount: Apply by 30 April 2024 and get 20% off the full programme’s cost
• Light programme: Participation fee: €150– includes certificate

More Information:
SCI FI: From Scientists to Innovators website
Download SCI FI FAQ document
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