BII Summer School 2024: Innovation and Commercialization of Your Life Science Project - BioInnovation Institute

BII Summer School 2024: Innovation and Commercialization of Your Life Science Project

BII Summer School 2024: Innovation and Commercialization of Your Life Science Project

For the fourth time, BioInnovation Institute and CBS Executive are collaborating to bring you the Summer School: Innovation and Commercialization of Your Life Science Project – a five-day course designed for Researchers in the Life Sciences who want to take the plunge into entrepreneurship.

Join us in Copenhagen on an exploration of commercialization assessments and planning for life science innovations. Our program provides a systematic overview of key commercialization aspects, guiding you through the process of evaluating scientific innovations, potential products, and technologies while developing a science-based business model.

Work in groups on real life cases in the fields of biopharma, health technology, and bioindustrial fields. Gain valuable insights and practical skills to navigate the complexities of commercialization effectively and immerse yourself in the dynamic Copenhagen Life Science ecosystem.

Apply here.

World-class keynote speakers

Contributors from academia and industry will share their knowledge and expertise during the Summer School. Prof. Palle Høy Jakobsen, Author and Study Director at Copenhagen Business School, will provide valuable academic insights on the commercialization process and will drive the course during the whole week. The course will feature speakers from industry, including Bobby Soni, Chief Business Officer at BII , Jens Nielsen, CEO at BII, Pernille Winding Gojkovic, CEO at Høiberg, and Emmanuelle Coutanceau, Partner at Novo Holdings.

40 available spots

There are 40 available spots for the BII Summer School, which will be hosted in central Copenhagen to show the participants the entrepreneurial environment of an incubator and introduce the participants to some of BII’s portfolio start-ups.

Applicants need to write a cover letter with a clear motivation for participation, an abstract describing the science that could potentially form the basis for a business case, a short CV and a recommendation letter from a supervisor, mentor, or head of a department and submit it no later than June 17th 2024.

As applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, BII recommends applying early to secure your spot.

What’s in it for you?

Once participants have finished the BII Summer School they will be capable of applying different commercialization models for different types of scientific innovations and be a strong dialogue partner to professionals in the translational research ecosystem such as technology transfer professionals, patent attorneys and investors.

“The BII summer school was an excellent crash course in entrepreneurship. Most useful for me was the complete overview of key concepts and their relative importance. It has helped me prioritize my resources and be more effective in my start-up journey,” says Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Søren Karst, participant of the 2023 Summer School.

BII expects to attract young researchers interested in entrepreneurship from local and foreign universities and provide them with a good understanding of how they can begin to incorporate the translational mindset into their research. Learn more and apply for BII Summer School 2024

Please note that the deadline for application is June 17th.



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