IXA valorisation workshops Fall 2018

Breakfast workshops on valorisation

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

The breakfast workshops are open to all scientists from Amsterdam UMC, HvA, UvA, VU, NWO Institutes and KNAW.

One-day course: From idea to valuecreation

Date: Thursday 18 October from 9:00-17:00

Location: VU Campus main building, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, Agora room 5 on the 3rd floor.

In this one-day course we will take you through all the steps to bring your idea or research results to the market. 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. You will also get an insight in what stakeholders are looking for, and how you can prepare yourself to enter into dialogue with them. 

In the afternoon you will learn to attract attention for your idea/ research project and to yourself in network situations. You will be able to practice your elevator pitch. More information and registration

Workshop Media session

Date: Tuesday 30 October from 8:30 to 11:30

Location: UvA, Roeterseilandcampus, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, Amsterdam

Room: REC 320.C C.202

Why should you put your precious time and energy into media appearances? How do you attract attention from journalists? And what are the secrets of giving a good interview? Appearances in the media can boost, but also damage your academic career. This makes a well-considered media strategy a must have for every researcher. This interactive session will introduce you to the world of mass media. You will learn how to formulate your personal media strategy and how to apply this to pro-actively use media appearances for your purposes. More information and registration

Patent workshop

Date: Thursday 8 november from 8.30 - 11.30
Location: Het Glazen Huis, IXA UvA-HvA, Science Park 904, Amsterdam

What is a patent? Why should I apply for it? What is the importance of patents? What can I use it for? What’s in it for me? Patenting and collaborating with Industry. These and other topics will be covered in this workshop. The Patent workshop offers a highly interactive program, with much room for questions and discussions. More information and registration

Social Media training Science ONAIR

Datum: Tuesday 20 november from 8.30-10.30

Location: To be announced

During the training, several social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn) will be discussed. You will learn how to reach your audience and achieve your goals using the these platforms. Moreover, you will practice writing appealing posts and get tips and tricks on how to use photos and videos to get the attention in a feed. More information and registration

Workshop – How to fund my idea?

Date: Thursday 29 november from 8.30-10.30

Location: Room KA223 in Amsterdam Venture Studios at the VU Campus Amsterdam

In this workshop we provide an overview of the financing possibilities in the different stages of the valorisation process. We are going to discuss the various types of valorisation grants and funds.

The utilisation paragraph will also be discussed. And we will 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?

More information and registration

Workshop – IP & Research contracts

Date: Thursday 13 december from 8.30-10.30

Location: Room LO1-252 at Amsterdam UMC, location Meijbergdreef 9, Amsterdam

What should you take into account in collaborations with an external partner. What do you need to settle in a contract. Who is authorized 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. More information and registration

IXA is the valorization center of AMC, HvA, UvA, VU and VUmc.