Terms and Conditions

General Terms of Registration and Course Conditions of the BioBusiness Summer School.

Definitions

Course Participant: A person who has applied for one or more of the courses offered by the BioBusiness Summer School.

General Terms: These General Terms of Registration and Course Conditions.

1) Range of application of the General Terms

1.1.) These terms are applicable to all applications provided by the BioBusiness Summer School.
1.2.) By completing and submitting the BioBusiness Summer School online application form, the course participant agrees to the applicability of these General Terms.

2) Application

Application can only be made by completely filling in the online application form and submitting it to the BioBusiness Summer School. The BioBusiness Summer School will confirm the receipt of the application by email at the earliest opportunity and will send additional instructions to upload CV and for the necessary payment of the course fee.

3) Placement

3.1) If the number of applications received by the BioBusiness Summer School exceeds the maximal number of participants, selection is made on a first-come, first-served basis.
3.2) For BioBusiness Summer School it is required to submit a curriculum vitae and/or letter of motivation. Selection is made on the basis of suitability, to be assessed exclusively by the BioBusiness Summer School, and then on the basis of the provisions contained in article 4.1.
3.3) An applicant who is not selected will be notified in writing/email, with reimbursement of any course fee that has been paid.

4) Payment

4.1) On receipt of the application, BioBusiness Summer School will send applicants an invoice for the amount due. The participant has the obligation to pay the course fee. If the amount due is not (wholly) credited to the account at the start of the summer school, the organisation has the right to recall the granted participation, after verbal or written notice and notification of default.

5) Cancellation policy

5.1) Cancellation of participation in a course can only be made in writing.
5.2) If the cancellation is made no later than thirty days before the commencement of the course concerned, 10% of the fee will be deducted.
5.3) If the cancellation is made between thirty days and 14 days before the commencement of the course concerned, 40% of the fee will be deducted.
5.4) If the cancellation is made later than fourteen days before the commencement of the course concerned, the course participant is not entitled to refund of the course fee. However, if the course participant has received confirmation of participation in the course less than fourteen days before the commencement of the course, the course participant is entitled to cancel the course within seven days, in accordance with the provisions contained in articles 6.1 and 6.2. The course participant may allow another participant to take his or her place, provided he/she informs the BioBusiness Summer School of this in writing at least one week before the commencement of the course. If a selection is made for the course, the course participant can propose another person. The selection of the latter will be made on the basis of suitability, as assessed by the BioBusiness Summer School.
5.4) The BioBusiness Summer School retains the right to cancel a course if there are not enough applicants, without obligation in any way to make compensation. In such a case the BioBusiness Summer School will inform the course participant (in writing or by email) as soon as possible and will repay 90% of the course fee if it has already been paid. Reimbursements will be made within 1 month.

6) Changes

6.1) The tutors, course leaders, course organisers have the right to make changes in the syllabus within the limits of the subject announced.
6.2) If a tutor is incapacitated through illness, the BioBusiness Summer School will assume the responsibility for replacing the tutor by another similarly qualified tutor. Also, if the planned materials or (technical) aids fail to function in time or properly, the BioBusiness Summer School will assume the responsibility for replacing them with similar materials or aids. In such cases the course participant is not entitled to partial or full refund of the course fee and the BioBusiness Summer School is not liable to make any compensation.

7) Miscellaneous

7.1) The information on this website and BioBusiness Summer School brochures have been compiled with care, but the BioBusiness Summer School is not liable for the inclusion of any incorrect or incomplete information.
7.2) The BioBusiness Summer School is not responsible for statements by and/or the behaviour of tutors and/or course participants towards one another. Nor is the BioBusiness Summer School liable for any injury caused by tutors, materials or aids, except in the case of deliberate intent or gross negligence on the part of the BioBusiness Summer School.
7.3) The BioBusiness Summer School is not liable for the disappearance of the course participant's possessions through theft or loss.
7.4) The BioBusiness Summer School retains the right to deny a course participant further admission to a course if the participant's behaviour, in the opinion of the tutors, course leader, course organisers, prevents the course from proceeding properly. In such a case the participant has no entitlement to refund of the course fee.
7.5) The course participant is not allowed to publish the course methodology and/or course material in whole or in part and/or to reproduce it except for personal study or use as defined in the Law on Copyright.

8) Complaints and Disputes

Complaints from course participants should be made in writing and signed. Complaints need to be addressed to the Director of the BioBusiness Summer School. The Director will respond within 90 days from the date of receipt of a complaint.

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. We are looking back on a successful edition of 2016.

Why participate

Are you interested in making a career step towards the industry? In the academia, business subjects are not often elaborated upon. 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, increase your international network, and while doing so explore the lively city of Amsterdam.

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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.