Research and business connected
Our society is facing challenging and complex water problems that need to be addressed urgently, such as access to safe drinking water, wastewater, (industrial) pollution and the rising sea level due to global warming.
There’s no doubt that you, in your role as an MSc student, (PhD) researcher or professional, are key to
solving these issues. However, if you want to develop innovative ideas, valorize your knowledge, and
implement solutions, you need to make the connection between your expertise and demands in the market and in society.
High impact on society
This Business Development Course supports you in making this match with the help of expert trainers in the field of innovation and business development. You will learn how to turn your knowledge into value and have a high impact on society. Our approach is to act as guides.
Extra value for your research degree
The Business Development Course supports you to turn your research and innovative ideas into value by creating a practical application of your knowledge into society. The course will be completed with a pitch session and the winner will be admitted to the Climate-KIC Greenhouse program including a grant of 2.500 Euro and additional business coaching worth 2.500 Euro.
We train MSc students, (PhD) researchers and
• in finding market demands and opportunities for
water related challenges;
• in marketing and how to connect to business in the
• to boost an entrepreneurial spirit and a more
• to transfer their knowledge into business opportunities
We start with a homework assignment on 2 October about personal purpose, vision, mission and trends. There will be 3 training days at the WaterCampus in Leeuwarden on 9, 16 & 30 October (from 13h-21h). The venue is Business Centre Johannes de Doper, Agora 4, 8934 CJ Leeuwarden. Furthermore, your time investment for home work will be around 2 hours a week, during 4 weeks.
Information & Application
This course is sponsored by Wetsus, WaterCampus Leeuwarden and Climate-KIC. The remaining registration fee is 150 Euro. For more information about this course and to register, please contact Marco de Graaff (Marco.deGraaff@wetsus.nl). Deadline for application: 15 September 2018.