Doctoral Schools Health Entrepreneurship Track UGent

Target group

The Health Entrepreneurship Track is a short program for researchers within Life Sciences and Medicine who:

  • want to learn innovation methods and tools that can be used in their research and beyond
  • want to explore ways to create real world value from their research
  • aim to develop entrepreneurial skills
  • are interested in starting a spin off company.

Format

The course is spread over 6*3 hour sessions

Dates & Topics

1. Monday 24 February 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to identify new opportunities using the Research Canvas

  • Identification of opportunities based on a researcher’s experience and field of research, using the Research Canvas
  • Providing feedback on research canvas, as well as facilitating peer feedback

Preparation for session : watch video on Research Canvas & fill in Research Canvas

 

2. Monday 2 March 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to translate academic research into a value proposition (VP) 

  • Why it’s important for researchers to understand innovation
  • Recognizing the value of the identified opportunities , based on their research and beyond
  • Value Proposition Design, using the Value Proposition Canvas
  • Understanding what makes a good value proposition

Preparation for session : watch video on Opportunity Recognition & Value Proposition

 

3. Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to translate a value proposition into a business model (BM)

  • Business Model Design, using the Business Model Canvas and the Business ModelH Canvas
  • Understanding what makes a good business model
  • How are the different parts in your business model connected
  • How to emphasize your value proposition through your business model

Preparation for session: watch the 3 expert video’s on health economics

 

4. Monday 16 March 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to validate assumptions based on a VP & BM     CANCELLED (replaced by online session-see under)

  • How to design your innovation around the user: User Centered Design
  • How to engage with the real world, test assumptions and iterate accordingly
  • How to find and explore channels to engage with potential users/clients
  • How to structure the right interview and validation methods

 

5. Monday 23 March 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to handle data, IP and legal aspects        CANCELLED (replaced by online session-see under)

  • Get a b a sic understanding of the importance of GDPR and data protection when it comes to Health Innovation & Health Technology
  • What is your IP and how to deal with it
  • Get a basic understanding of somem of the legal frameworks in Health Technology valorisation

 

6. Monday 30 March 2020 from 9:00 - 12:00: How to pitch your business model to the right people      CANCELLED (replaced by online session-see under)

  • Understanding what makes a good pitch
  • How to choose the right pitch for the right audience
  • Pitch practice

Preparation for session: Watch video on different types of pitching & prepare basic 1min pitch

Session #4: Lean Validation Board
Date: Monday 20th of April
Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Info: Instead of a 3h interactive session, we’ll shorten the session to 1h30 with a focus on the theory and some practical examples. After the session, the speaker will be available for each of the participants to schedule a follow-up call during the same week to discuss your personal Lean Validation Board and give feedback.
Speaker: Maarten Van Gorp (BlueHealth Innovation Center)

Session #5: GDPR & IP
Date: Monday 27th of April
Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Info: In this session, we’ll have to talk to about the 10 steps towards GDPR compliance and IP-related matters when commercializing research. All questions can be addressed both during and after the session.  
Speakers: Magali Feys (AContrario.Law), Karen Curé (Ghent University TechTransfer office) and Maarten Van Gorp (BlueHealth Innovation Center)

Session #6: Pitching
Date: Monday 4th of May
Time: 9:30AM – 11:00AM
Info: Again, instead of a 3h interactive session, we’ll shorten the session to 1h30 with a focus on the ‘theory’ and some practical tips & tricks. After the session, Tom will be available for each of the participants to schedule a follow-up call during the same week to do their pitch and receive personal feedback.
Speaker: Tom Braekeleirs (BlueHealth Innovation Center)

Outcome

Researchers who followed this program are able to

  • Identify opportunities within the scope of their research, or beyond
  • Understand how (their) research can change the world for the better
  • Understand how (their) research could be viable
  • Start their own business, based on their own research or beyond
  • Use specific innovation methods to better their research

Dates - Venue

(Mon) 24 February + 2 March + (Tue) 10 + (Mon) 16 + 23 + 30 March, 2020  -  from 9h00 - 12h00

Venue: Ghent University, Campus Ardoyen, gebouw 126 iGent, iTechLane, Lokaal 1.2 James Maxwell (1st fl), Technologiepark-9052 Zwijnaarde

Registration

Follow: this link: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/HealthEntrepreneurTrack

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

100% attendance and participation

Number of participants

Maximum 15