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Opportunity Recognition Workshop: give research impact on society!

EIT ICT Labs' On Line Education activity organises in collaboration with partner iMinds, an Opportunity Recognition Workshop in the Co-location Centre of EIT ICT Labs Eindhoven. Starting with a tailor made preparation through an e-platform beginning of November and a Classroom meeting on 2, 3, and 4 December 2014.

The Opportunity Recognition Workshop is a course that takes Ph.D. students and researchers on an entrepreneurial journey to identify commercially viable applications or services. It prepares you to act and think from a broader business perspective including the ability to be creative and to identify innovative solutions with economic and societal relevance. Give research an impact on society, our economic system and the way we live.

What is it all about?

Entrepreneurial skills are considered a core competency of top talent: best-in-class researchers combine excellence in research with outstanding entrepreneurial behaviour. The workshop will broaden your horizon and will help you explore how your research can set the stage for breakthrough innovation in new products and services. When you write an application for new research funding for instance. Or it is key to the competitive position of your employer by increasing its innovation capacity based on results from your research.

What is in it for you?

The workshop provides a superior learning experience and an efficient scalable learning process. It guides you through the innovation processes for creating value from your own research and technology. To achieve this, the following learning methodologies are combined: use of an e-learning platform, short to-the-point teaching sessions, coaching by experienced domain experts, peer learning and peer review. During the workshop theory will be combined with hands-on coaching, the latter receiving most attention. You learn how to create impact and innovation through solid research and set the stage for new products and services based on your research.

Develop your entrepreneurial and business skills and learn how to look at your work from different angles:

  • the business view
  • its potential societal impact
  • the value you create for people

Personalised Approach

You learn how to use and apply innovation techniques and methodologies on your own currently running research project. In your own work environment. This personalised approach is a unique feature of the Opportunity and Recognition Workshop.

The workshop programme: 3 phases

Phase 1: A preparation using the virtual learning platform
A virtual learning platform has been designed to prepare the workshop. The virtual learning platform will contain the necessary course material and the task that has to be made upfront. Participants will receive a login prior the start of the workshop. Describe your research work in layman’s terms.

Phase 2. Create economic value from research
Introduction to value creation and problem identification methodologies based on the lean startup methodology throughout teaching sessions combined with hands-on coaching and peer learning.

Phase 3: Get started in your own environment
Get insight in the resources, the processes and the tools that are needed to capture the value that is created by your research. What is needed to turn your research into a viable product or service.

Give your research impact on society. Set the stage for breakthrough innovation in new products and services through the Recognition Opportunity Workshop. First come, First serve basis. Book your seat: REGISTER before 30 October 2014 !

Practicalities Opportunity Recognition Workshop

  • Preparation via e-platform: Beginning November 2014
  • 2, 3, 4 December 2014 Classroom Workshop in the Co-location Centre Eindhoven, High Tech Campus 31, 5656 AE, Eindhoven
  • Costs: none, no-show fee of 40% for classroom session will be charged
  • All participants, including trainers, sign a non-disclosure agreement
  • Get an impression and check the video
  • More Info: http://orw.iminds.be

Contact: Martijn Klabbers

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