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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training

SINReM graduates are trained to excel in creativity, have an entrepreneurial mindset, a multidisciplinary view and innovative problem-based technology development skills. Several integrated courses throughout the programme stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experience between the students, lecturers and non-academic stakeholders who are active in the value chain, and challenge students to develop and apply multidisciplinary and creative problem-solving techniques.

Entrepreneur – SINReM prepares you to start your own business. You will interact with company founders from the raw materials sector, gain the necessary knowledge and skills for innovation management and IPR, learn to develop and analyse business models and plan how to bring the results of research into application. Industrial partners and the research transfer/business development departments of the three partner universities are also there to support you.

Entrepreneurial Modules

The course covers the various steps in a business development process based on technological (innovative) ideas or new, company-internal or external, research results. The course discusses the challenges put on management and founders of a research-intensive company. In addition, the course covers the obstacles and opportunities in bringing a new product to the market.

The course has a focus on R&D and innovation processes in an established, larger company. Though also startup, entrepreneurial enterprise development problems are covered. Besides theoretical knowledge of innovation processes, the fundamentals of practical project management are taught.

The course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials and limited project assignments. The course is conducted in close cooperation with experienced entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders who share their experiences from business development in practice.

The course includes the following elements

Business mission, business plan, business development.
Early market development
Financing R&D and new venture development in different business contexts
Requirements for management in different phases of business and organization development.
Reward systems in knowledge-intensive companies.
Strategic alliances and partnering
Intellectual property (IPR) and its role in research-based development projects
R&D and innovation management in the biotechnology industry

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