From 17 January 2018 16:30 to 20 June 2018 18:00

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Life Sciences and Health Seminars (course)

Course description

  • Do you want to explore the interaction between science, industry and policy in Entrepreneurship and Innovation?
  • Want to develop a business plan together with a group of other students based upon an existing startup of your own choice or based on your own invention using a template from an existing start-up?

Then sign up for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Life Sciences & Health Seminars! During 6 Wednesdays, academic experts and practitioners from industry and government will share their insights on entrepreneurship and innovation with you and you will present your business plan to a jury, who will let you know their thoughts about it. 

What you will learn

At the end of the course the participant:

  • is acquainted with processes of new value creation and more particularly the interaction between science, industry and policy in the domain of Life Sciences & Health.
  • is able to write and present a (fictive) business plan.


During each session one speaker, an expert in the field, will set the scene.
Course coordinators: Paul F. Grundeman, MD, PhD and prof. Erik Stam.

Max. number of participants

50 (Master's students and PhD candidates).

Number of credits

2 EC

Course dates

Monthly seminars on (the third) Wednesday of the month (16:30 - 18:00h):

  1. January 17, 2018
  2. February 21, 2018
  3. March 21, 2018
  4. April 18, 2018
  5. May 16, 2018
  6. June 20, 2018

Course certificate

On request.

Start date and time
17 January 2018 16:30
End date and time
20 June 2018 18:00
Entrance fee
Free of charge for PhD candidates of the Graduate School of Life Sciences
More information
Joukje van der Velde