ICTP-SAIFR Entrepreneurship School for Scientists and Engineers

Enterpreneurship3 212x300October 15-19, 2018
São Paulo, Brazil - ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP

This school is a one-week intensive course aimed at students studying a STEM subject, and for those who are interested in gaining entrepreneurial skills with the view to commercialise scientific ideas or inventions.

Participants will explore the connection between science and business, and sessions will be delivered by experts in business and in technological applications involving agriculture, health and education. In addition to discussing these technological applications, the school will also introduce topics that are fundamental to business such as intellectual property (IP) and patenting, business plan fundamentals, technology readiness levels, market analysis, business financials, presentation and pitching skills and several others. Students will have the opportunity to practise their pitching skills through a group project and a pitching competition at the end of the week.

The fourth day of the school, October 18, will be dedicated to the Conference on Industry-University Interactions in Brazilian Physics. This conference will bring together experts to discuss and share knowledge about University-Industry cooperation. Applicants of this school are automatically registered to participate in this conference.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

The program will be online in the first week of October.

In order to have an idea of the kind of activities that take place during the school, please visit the home-page of the first edition of this event at http://www.ictp-saifr.org/entrepreneurship

Organizers:

  • Surya Raghu (ET-CUBE, USA)
  • Linsey Clark (IOP, UK)
  • Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Richard Brooks (FD Solutions, UK)
  • Rodrigo Marques (IQ-UNESP, Brazil)

Speakers:

  • Surya Raghu (ET-CUBE, USA)
  • Richard Brooks (FD Solutions, UK)
  • Rodrigo Marques (IQ-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Luciano Avallone Bueno (CECS-UFABC, Brazil)
  • Luciana Bueno (Clinical Nutrition Science, Brazil)
  • Paulo Afonso Granjeiro (UFSJ, Brazil)
  • Thalita Paes (PatentAbilit, Brazil)

Roundtable:

  • Luciano Avallone Bueno, UFABC. Coordinator of the Service and Continuous Education (DEF) division of the Innovation and Research Agency. Consultant of companies in Innovation Management. Mentor of the Inovativa Brasil program (MDIC) and 100 Open Startups. Member of the Parliamentary Front of the State of São Paulo for Entrepreneurship and Innovation by UFABC.
  • Paulo Camargo, SMARTOYS: areas of sustainability, entrepreneurship and innovation. Master’s degree from the Leuphana Business School in Germany.
  • Guilherme Dal Lago, Director of Pulse Hub (RAIZEN). Pulse Hub: A space that brings together the entrepreneurial creativity and the experience of members of the market and investors with the depth of the universities.
  • Alexandre Fraga, Founder of national companies in orthopedic market with regulatory expertise in ANVISA, FDA and CE
  • Alessandro Rizzato, External Affairs & Funding Excellence Manager (SOLVAY/RHODIA) and National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies (Anpei)
  • Ricardo Yogui, National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies (Anpei) and PUC-Rio Innovation Agency (AGI/PUC-Ri), Knowledge/Tech Transfer & Partnerships Open Innovation Projects & Program)

Conference on Industry-University Interactions in Brazilian Physics (October 18)
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Carlos Brito Cruz (Science director, FAPESP)
  • Carlos Graeff (Dean of research, UNESP)
  • Hilda Cerdeira Gomez (IFT-UNESP)
  • Newton Frateschi (Executive director of UNICAMP Innovation Agency)
  • Wagner Valenti (Director of UNESP Innovation Agency)

More information: http://www.ictp-saifr.org/entrepreneurship-school-for-scientists-and-engineers/

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