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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Date & Time: October 22-23, 9:00 - 17:00

Workshop Outline:

This workshop aims at capitalizing on the shared knowledge of research consortia and institutions to facilitate the establishment of new businesses, with the oversight of experts from different fields. Participants will be trained in state-of-the-art techniques to foster their creativity, and will learn how to start and manage an innovative business. The workshop will focus on core concepts in entrepreneurial capacity building, using the approach pioneered by the Harvard Business School, that is currently used by leading Business Schools worldwide. In addition to its core components, the workshop will tailor specific elements to the customer expertise, research programme, and needs. Working in teams, Researchers will be trained to identify an entrepreneurial idea, make it profitable, improve on it, start a business, and deliver a successful product.

Key learning objectives are:
1. To understand the challenges of creating a business and how to overcome them;
2. To identify the risks involved in entrepreneurial endeavor and avoid typical pitfalls;
3. To understand which strategies need to be followed in order to be successful in business.

The workshop package is structured to teach researchers how to navigate an entrepreneurial journey from idea generation to starting a business. Participants will work online with the trainer, and will conduct work in teams during class.

Trainer: The trainer, Dr. Marco Masia, is a scientist and entrepreneur. With a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in
Physics, he has worked as a Professor of Theoretical Chemistry for ten years at the University of Sassari. He
has published many high impact papers (in Science, and other highly ranked journals), participated in
European projects, and collaborated with diverse research teams across the world. With a Masters of
Business Administration from the Frankfurt School of Business, he has founded and managed a start-up, has
managed a large non-profit organization, and currently advises start-ups and SMEs. The training syllabus
draws from his unique experience in research, business and entrepreneurship, and management, and is
tailored specifically to researchers.

Registration: The workshop is open to CeNS associates. Please register Opens external link in new windowhere by October 12.

The workshop is organized together with IMPRS-LS. Maximum number of CeNS participants: 7.