Breakfast Sessions

IXA organising a new series of workshops in the form of breakfast sessions on various valorisation topics. The workshops are very practical and aimed to get you started immediately.
Participation is free of charge and breakfast will be served.

1. Introduction in valorisation

What is valorisation? Why is valorisation relevant to my research? How do I start with valorisation and what do I need to consider? How can IXA support me? The workshop “Valorisation: an Introduction” will deal with these and other related questions. Designed particularly for scientists who are interested in but lack experience of this subject.

2. How to valorise successfully

Do you have an idea with societal or commercial potential but you don’t know what steps you should take to be successful? In this workshop we will go through the entire valorisation process; from the starting point to the further development of the idea, the organisation around the valorisation process, the legal aspects and identifying your network.

3. The next step in valorisation

Generating ideas is not too difficult. To make your idea more concrete is usually more complicated. Which steps are to be taken? In this interactive workshop we show different models to develop your idea one step further: What are the benefits? Which problem will you solve for whom? And how do you organise your valorisation activities?

4. How to create a successful collaboration

You have interesting research results or a great new idea, and you hope they can benefit society. To bring them to societal use, often a company has to take interest. In this workshop you will meet valorisation experts. They will give you an overview of what industry is looking for, and how you can prepare yourself to enter into dialogue with industry.

5. How to finance your idea?

From valorisation grants to collaborating with companies
In this workshop we provide an overview of the possibilities for financing an idea in the different stages of the valorisation process. We are going to discuss the various types of valorisation grants and funds.
The utilisation paragraph in grant proposals will be discussed as well. We will also cover other forms of financing, like crowdfunding and collaborating with a company. What is a company looking for and what are important criteria for them to collaborate?

6. Intellectual Property and Research Contracts

What should you take into account in collaborations with an external partner? What do you need to settle in a contract? Who is authorised to sign and should Intellectual Property (IP) always be included in a contract? In this workshop we will answer all these questions and we will also discuss IP and patenting briefly.

7. Presentation skills in network situations

Valorisation implies contacting external parties in search for cooperation or exchanging knowledge. In this skill training you learn how to get attention for yourself and your idea or research in networking situations. During this workshop you will be able to practice your elevator pitch and how to present yourself in network situations.

Location and data

The location of the workshops is alternately at the VU, UvA or AMC.
Time: 08.30 - 10.30
Breakfast will be served. The workshops will be held in English.
For the exact data and location look here.

For whom?

These workshops are meant for all researchers who are starting with valorisation or ready to take the next step and perhaps already have an idea.
The breakfast workshops are open to all scientists from AMC, HvA, UvA, VU, VUmc and NWO Institutes.

About the trainers

These workshops are developed by specialists in the field of business development and valorisation. They have extensive experience and assists many scientists in valorising their idea or knowledge.

Information and contact

For questions, please contact Caroline Kleine Staarman at 020 59 86 916 or by e-mail c.kleinestaarman@ixa.nl