One-day course: Working on your idea in one day

From idea to a strategy to create impact

Get ready to develop your idea into a business plan and to give a convincing pitch to stakeholders in one day!

This is possible with this course at Thursday 18 October. Participation is free of charge.

In this one-day course we will take you through all the steps to bring your idea or research results to the market. In the morning you will work on developing your idea or research results into an exploitation plan or business case. We will show different models to develop your idea further: What are the benefits? Which problem will you solve for whom? And how do you organise your valorisation activities?
Theory and actively working on the case will be alternated.  

You will also get an insight in what stakeholders are looking for, and how you can prepare yourself to enter into dialogue with them. Also how to map and activate your network will be addressed.

Training presentation skills

In the afternoon you will learn how to draw attention to yourself and your idea or research in networking situations. You will be able to practice your elevator pitch and how to take the initiative in making contact, for instance at a conference, symposium or company.

During this day you will meet professionals in the field of entrepreneurship and valorisation and guest speakers from practice. The exchange with other participants will provide inspiration and a learning effect.


How do make your idea concrete?
Which problem will you solve for whom? And what is necessary to turn your idea into a commercial or societal application? You will work on your own idea with support of experts.

How to create a successful collaboration

In this session you get an overview of what is needed to get societal organisations and companies willing to invest in further research and bring it to the market.

Presentation skills in network situations

  1. Elevator pitch: your key message in 30 seconds. It helps you to get to the core of your story.
  2. Making contact: How do you present yourself? It learns you how to take the initiative to contact, for instance at a conference, symposium or company.

Date and location

Date: Thursday 18 October from 9:00 to 16:30, welcome with coffee and tea from 8:45.
Location: VU Campus main building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, Agora room 5.
Please take the elevator or stairs to 3rd floor. 

For whom?

The workshop is for all scientists of Amsterdam UMC, UvA, HvA and VU. In order to participate in this workshop, it is preferable that you already have a concrete idea. You can submit your idea by filling out the registration form. It is also possible to register with a co-worker to submit a joint idea.

Number of participants

There is room for 10 participants. Participation is free of charge, but given the limited number of places, 'no shows', without timely cancellation, will be charged with the cost of the workshop (€ 200, -). Cancellation is possible until 11 October.

Your trainers

  1. Ronald Mooijer, business developer at IXA HvA
  2. Diane Schöller, business developer at IXA VU-VUmc

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If you want to join this workshop please complete the registration form.
For more information please contact Caroline Kleine Staarman at 020 - 59 86 916 or c.kleinestaarman@ixa.nl.