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

BioBusiness Summer School

Date: 25 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
Location: Amsterdam

Many life scientists will make a switch to industry at some point in their career. Knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models are essential to succeed, but in the academic arena in which scientists learn their scientific skills these subjects aren’t often elaborated upon. The BioBusiness Summer School aims to fill the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences we will introduce you to many subjects which will help you in your first jobs in industry. In five days you will learn basic knowledge of biobusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business people, increase your international network and have a great experience in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

Jumpstart your business career in Life Sciences

Are you a PhD student, a postdoc or a Master student and are you interested to pursue your career in one of the many Life Sciences companies? Do you want to know more about the business field and your career opportunities? Then we invite you to participate in the unique program of this international summer school.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will

  • Be able to describe the challenges in the product development in life sciences industry.
  • Have gained insight into the purpose, use, legal and regulatory aspects of intellectual property rights and how to obtain them.
  • Be able to discuss various types of business models in life sciences industry.
  • Have gained insight into the concept of financial statements, costs and revenue allocations, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Recognise opportunities and challenges in starting up a company.
  • Have expanded their business network in life sciences.
  • Have gained insight into what career opportunities there are in industry.

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Former occurrences of this course

  • 26-30 June 2017
  • 27 June - 1 July 2016
  • 22-26 June 2015