Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

Business Development Course - Create a business case from your research in water technology

Date: 20 October 2016 - 01 December 2016
Location: Online and Leeuwarden

Extra value for your PhD degree

“From research to a business case in water technology innovation”
The Wetsus and Climate-KIC PhD Business Development Course adds extra value to your PhD degree programme. The course will be completed with a pitch session for a professional jury. The winner recieves entrance to the Climate-KIC Greenhouse programme and a grand of 5.000 Euro.

Research and business connected

Our society is facing challenging and complex water problems that need to be urgently addressed, such as access to safe drinking water, waste water, sanitation and the rising sea level due to global warming.

There’s no doubt that you, in your role as a PhD student or researcher, are key to solving these issues. However, if you want to develop innovative ideas, valorise your knowledge, and implement solutions, you need to make the connection between your research and demands in the market and in society.

High impact on society

This Business Development Course supports you in making this match with a mixture of online and offline training with expert trainers on the field of innovation and business development. You will learn how to turn your research into value and have a high impact on society. Our approach is to act as guides.


We train PhD students and researchers:

  • In finding market demands and opportunities for water related challenges.
  • In public relations and how to connect to business in the water sector.
  • To boost entrepreneurial spirit and a more innovative attitude amongst PhD students and researchers.
  • To provide PhD students and researchers with the necessary tools and skills to transfer their knowledge into business opportunities (valorisation).

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