Budapest DTC organises an "Opportunity Recognition" an Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) course in March

The EIT ICT Labs Budapest Doctoral Training Centre organises an "Opportunity Recognition" course on the 16-20 March 2015, in Budapest.

The week long (5 days) course is announced for all doctoral students of the EIT ICT Labs partner universities and Doctoral Training Centres.

Goals & Content

The course is part of the I & E Business Competence program, offering doctoral candidates an innovation and entrepreneurial mindset. We do not aim to create general entrepreneurs, but rather indent to change way of thinking from research-orientation towards business reality. Thus the OR course gives only basic background knowledge about the startup world and allows students to explore opportunities related to their former research achievements. Methods are blending short lecturing, live discussions of cases and team-based hands-on work on planning tasks. Daily work will cover appr. 2 x 3 hours with a lunch break, followed by some social activities. A mix of experienced university lecturers and businessmen will lead you on the way and - as we do hope - working in an international community will give a good experience for your future career.

The intended learning outcomes of the Opportunity Recognition include the following:

  • Enhanced awareness and ability to exploit the potential of their research
  • Have a holistic understanding about the business development process at early stage
  • Ability to explain the business functions in a new venture and in an existing company and their connections to the strategy
  • Ability to gain and apply industry specific knowledge
  • Know the new product/service development stages and processes
  • Recognize business opportunities and exploit them
  • Be able to evaluate the business opportunities in the field of high-technology
  • Be able to conduct a market assessment (including market demand, customer expectations, customer value)
  • Have the necessary pre-business planning skills (including IPR and business modelling)
  • Show more entrepreneurial skills (presentation skills, negotiation skills, team work coordination)
  • Be able to differentiate and develop the knowledge and technology transfer systems in the academic and industrial setting (including open innovation and/or respective current paradigms)


Download the programme of the course (PDF format).


16-20 March, 2015


EIT ICT LABS KIC Budapest Associate Partner Group

H - 1117 Budapest, Bogdánfy utca 10/A (entry from Bogdánfy utca and Warga László út corner)


The deadline for registration is Monday, 2 March 2015.

Please register by downloading and filling out the registration form. The registration form has to be sent to the following address:

The number of participants is limited. Registration is binding.

Lectures, social programme and serving are free of charge for the participants, as described in the programme.

Contact information

Should you have any questions about the event, please send an e-mail to Mr. Bálint Fügi

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