Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Bioscience Entrepreneurship Workshop

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    19-20 November 2019

    Practical information

    Register for the Bioscience Entrepreneurship Workshop and get to know all you need on the road from research to commercialization. This event is by invitation only and reserved to staff at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers. Please notice that we have a limited number of participants up to 70. The selection will be based on first-come-first-serve and that deadline for registration is October 29, 2019. More information about the programme will be sent out in the start of November.

    If you have already a start-up idea, we encourage you to bring it along. There will be opportunity to work with it.


    Day 1 – 19 Nov
    1:00 pm Introduction
    1:15 pm The basics of innovation and research in different sectors (Søren Møller – Novo Seeds)
    1:45 pm Commercialization: how to translate your academic idea into a commercial product?(Speaker: Jeroen Bakker – Novo Seeds)
    2:15 pm Patents: how to protect your inventions? (Speaker: Pernille Gojkovic (Høiberg) and KU Technology Transfer Office)
    3:00 pm Coffee break
    3:15 pm The life of a scientist-turned biotech entrepreneur
    3:45 pm Fireside chat – the do’s and don’ts of starting a biotech(Panelists: DTU, TTO, Pernille Gojkovic (Høiberg), Jeroen Bakker (Novo Seeds), Simon Glerup Pedersen (Entrepreneur), Christian Brix Tillegreen (BII), Candela Lagunas Rodriguez-Villa (REBBLS) )
    4:15 pm Workshop – write your own business plan: Part I – identify a good idea
    5:30 pm Wrap up and see you tomorrow!
    Day 2 – 20 Nov
    10:00 am What does it take to start a company? (Speaker: Keenan Pinto, Nordetect)
    10:30 am How to pitch an idea? (Speaker: Christian Brix Tillegreen, BII)
    11:00 am Workshop – write your own business plan: Part II – make a pitch
    12:00 pm Lunch
    12:30 pm Workshop – write your own business plan: Part III – presentations
    2:00 pm Who is who – the Copenhagen biotech ecosystem (incubators, investors, networking and soft funding)
    2:45 pm Concluding remarks & prize ceremony
    3:00 pm Drinks and socializing
    4:00 pm Thank you for participating!
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