More than 40 young scientists were attending the practical Pitch Your PhD-workshop on November 4th. Coach and actress Torunn Meyer were leading the sessions on how to present your research better. During five hours the PhDs got tools, training, lots of feedback, reflection - and more training(!). This is helpful whether you apply for a job, need funding for your next project or need investments to build your own startup. To sum up - a workshop that built confidence!
THE WORKSHOP IS ORGANIZED BY SCIENCE FOR SOCIETY
Science for society is a learning- and networking platform for PhD-students and postdocs, focusing on academic value creation, entrepreneurship and commercialization, and employability. The project runs at Lund University (SE), University of Oslo (NO), University of Aarhus and Aalborg (DK), in addition of Oslotech (NO) and Region Midtjylland (DK) as project partners.
INNOVATION IS ON THE AGENDA AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
This is what Rektor Ole Petter Ottersen said, introducing the learning platform in December 2015:
- Our students and PhD candidates have enormous potential for innovation. This Nordic effort is going to create new ideas and new businesses, says Rektor of the University of Oslo, Ole Petter Ottersen, adding;
- Through participation in the Science for Society the University wants to increase the pressure on innovation. Science for Society gives us the opportunity to learn from others' best practices and it gives us a wider network within business.
Other offers from the platform are workshops on Lean Launchpad, business modelling, value creation, competence clarification, CV and cover letter writing, and more.
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