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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Workshop Early Business Development (EBD) for MESA+ and MIRA researchers

In spring 2017, the 7th edition of the workshop Early Business Development (EBD) will be organized for MESA+ and MIRA researchers.

This workshop takes 4 days in a period of about 4 weeks. It is ideally suited for researchers who want to explore the business opportunities of their research. The outcome for each participant is expected to be a draft business case, including some scenarios to establish this business. These results can also be used for example as input for a NWO-TTW Take-off (Valorisation) Grant I or II proposal (deadline expected to be in September 2017). Workshop coaches will be Marjo Nieuwenhuijse and Gilles Meijer. 

For an impression of the workshop content, please click here and for the brochure click here.

Previous participants of the EBD workshop were e.g.  Wim van Hoeve (Tide Microfluidics,http://www.tidemicrofluidics.nl), Gerard Cadafalch (Eurekite, http://www.eurekite.com), Anthony Thornton (http://www.mercurylab.org), Bram Schermers (Sirius Medical Systems BV), Jasper van Weerd (Lipocoat,http://www.lipocoat.com), Susan Roelofs (Locsense, http://locsense.nl)   

There’s room for 4 to 5 cases and 1 or 2 people per case.

The workshop dates are:
- Day 1: Tuesday May 23rd (plenary session: full day)
- Day 2: Tuesday May 30th (2h individual coaching + plenary session during lunch)
- Day 3: Wednesday June 7th (2h individual coaching + plenary session during lunch)
- Day 4: Wednesday June 14th (preparing pitches in the morning and pitch-event in the afternoon: full day)

If you are interested in participating please contact Roy Kolkman (r.g.m.kolkman@utwente.nl ) asap.

Janneke Hoedemaekers, managing director MESA+
and Marloes Letteboer, managing director MIRA