BioBusiness Summer School teaches you the basic knowledge of main business topics, such as product development, intellectual property rights, business models and finance. You will also gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, hear from leading business people and exchange with like-minded international participants. In 2020 the course will be a 5-days live online course with a studyload of 46 hours.

This will be of use in both scientic and business orientated functions. For example you are researching a novel product and your company enters in a collaboration with an external partner. How do you make sure that you don’t divulge your intellectual property?
Or you are working for a small company and you need extra investments to take your research to the next level. What are the options to obtain funding? Or perhaps you are involved in developing a new product. Which steps are there in product development and to which regulatory standards must your product comply?

Subjects tailored to the Life Sciences industry
- Transition from Academia to Industry
- Business Models
- Career Development
- Entrepreneurship
- Finance
- Harvard-style Business Case
- Patents & Licenses
- Personal Development
- Product Development


As networking with other participants and the speakers is a key element of BioBusiness Summer School, we will facilitate networking in various ways before and during the programme. The following networking activities are planned:
- BioBusiness Summer School - special Linkedin group for the class of 2020
- Pre-course online meetings scheduled in the week before the summer school to get to know your classmates
- Break-out networking sessions with your peers during lunch
- 15 minute Q&A and networking with speakers after their session

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Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will take place from 28 June to 2 July 2021!

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

Employers meet talent

Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.