On Wednesday, 29 October 2014, the first HEKATE workshop, Enterprising Scientists: Generating value and Opportunities, was finished successfully. 21 early career researchers and PhD students in their final year from Manchester, Hamburg and Geneva enjoyed two days of learning how to valorise heir research. Enterprising scientists like Paul Townsend, co-founder of Karus Therapeutics and Full Professor in the Institute of Cancer Sciences at the University of Manchester, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Paul Strzelecki and representatives of multinational companies shared their experiences and talked about the skills needed to generate value from research. University lecturers added the academic foundation. Panel discussions, lectures, and group work on real case studies allowed the participants to acquire knowledge about methods to succeed in the entrepreneurial journey. They used the opportunity to get first hand insights from experienced people from business and science and actively contributed with their questions. Here are some impressions.
Me too, I enjoyed the workshop above the roofs of Manchester a lot. I am still moved by the talks and will keep you updated about my insights.
Next opportunity for you to join will be in late spring 2015!