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Workshop: Young Entrepreneurs in Science, Göttingen (apply by 3 April 2018)

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as a number of selected partners, Young Entrepreneurs in Science strives to strengthen Germany’s position as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking by accelerating the transition of research discoveries from lab to market.

Do not miss the chance to register for the workshop series in Göttingen starting on April 10 and 11! To find out more about the programme and workshop dates, please see here (available only in German) or check out their webpage, where you will find the information also in English.

The Programme

The development of entrepreneurial potential and the advancement of entrepreneurs among the next generation of scientists – this is the mission of Young Entrepreneurs in Science. In collaboration with partners from science and business the Falling Walls Foundation is establishing an educational programme to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking among German PhD candidates and to build a dynamic community of entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are ready to change the world.

Germany’s 200,000 PhD candidates represent a creative resource that has not yet been appropriately addressed to promote entrepreneurship and to create economic value. Young Entrepreneurs in Science is a low-threshold and scalable training and advancement programme to promote awareness about entrepreneurship among PhD students across the country.

The programme, which will be launched at the end of 2017, will generate enthusiasm for entrepreneurial thinking in higher education and accelerate the transition of research discoveries from lab to market.

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Falling Walls Foundation conducted a brief analysis in order to design a programme according to current needs and challenges of entrepreneurship among young scientists. In order to read a German version of the research please click here.