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Seminar: Business Development (Rennes)

Technological innovation is a key driver for business success. Question is how to transform technological opportunities into a business success? Beyond having a sound business model, developing a technology-intensive business, encompasses a number of specificites which the decision-maker has to consider, regarding accessing the technology and exploiting it on the market. In the EIT Digital Doctoral School Business Development seminar you will learn about these specificites when developing a business.

NOTE: Due to the Corona virus outbreak, this seminar will be given completely online.
You will receive the link for attending the online seminar after completing the registration.

Date: 23-27 November
Location: EIT Digital | Rennes

Pôle Numérique Rennes Beaulieu
Building 09 B - 2nd floor
Campus de Beaulieu
263 av. du Général Leclerc
35042 RENNES cedex, France

Key learnings

The aim of this seminar is to introduce to participants the necessary concepts, methods and tools to:

  1. Understand the various options and craft technology commercialisation, technology transfer and technology valorisation strategies
  2. Plan and develop strategically and financially the business (go-to-market, financials)
  3. Understand the various options and make decisions on how to exploit technology on the market (intellectual property, technology maturity, standards)
  4. Deal with specificities of developing a project in an entre- / intra-preneurial context

Who can attend?

The Seminar will be of interest for researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs,  PhD students and professionals form R&D and Technology Transfer organisation. The five days training is mandatory for third year EIT Digital Doctoral School industrial doctorate students.


The seminar is part of the seminar cyclus of the EIT Digital industrial doctorate programme in where students work on an industry assignment under academic supervision of a university. In total there are five seminars. All seminars of the EIT digital Doctoral school, focus on enhancing innovation and entrepreneurial skills, leadership skills and digital transformation skills. In addition, seminar specific topics will be addressed.


The format of the seminar Business Modelling leans on a blended format. This means that prior to the five-day seminar on location, each participant is tasked to follow online modules. This is to ensure that all participants are on the same level to interact in class and are equally receptive to the learnings provided. For the quality reason the amount of participant is also limited to a maximum of twenty learners.


In 2020, EIT Digital is giving away some seats for external participants of the seminars. There are limited seats available. Each participant will receive a EIT Digital Certificate.

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