Entrepreneurs in Science

Are you a Sciencepreneur?

We invite doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to learn practical methods to innovate, test, and iterate their ideas in two Young Entrepreneurs in Science Special workshops. Whether you are working on your PhD and want to discover your entrepreneurial strengths, or you want to improve your leadership skills to make your venture a success – the workshops are an ideal starting point. Discover your skills and the potential of your research with the help of design thinking and interdisciplinary teamwork. Participation is free and no prior knowledge is needed.

The workshops are organised in cooperation with Young Entrepreneurs in Science and the Academic Staff Development of the University of Konstanz. Both workshops can be credited towards the ASD certificate Leadership, Management, Transfer of Knowledge in modules III or IV.

From PhD to Innovator (20 and 21 May 2021)

In this „Young Entrepreneurs in Science Special“ workshop, you will learn methods from the fields of design thinking, storytelling, and innovation management. Further, you will be shown how to apply them to develop start-up ideas from your PhD project, your other specialist expertise, or from your everyday observations. On two workshop days, you will get offered a platform to develop innovative ideas in a protected setting with experienced innovation coaches and an interdisciplinary group of participants, to present those ideas and to receive valuable feedback.

The workshop is an invitation to experiment and does not require that you already have a start-up idea! If you want to participate, please register via YES. Futher information can be found on the homepage of the ASD.

Dates: 20 May + 21 May 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

From Innovator to Business (10 June 2021)

In this workshop you will learn taking the perspectives of others in user research and how to develop a product or service with a precise fit for a specific target group. In interactive sessions, you will apply the Value Proposition Canvas, learn about analysis tools such as the Problem-Solution-Fit, Product-Market-Fit and Business Model Fit and transfer what you have learned to your own project.

If you want to participate, please register via YES. Futher information can be found on the homepage of the ASD. This workshop builds on the workshop „From PhD to Innovator“. However, both workshops can be attended independently.

Date: 10 June 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm