Lancering 'From PhD to SME' editie 2020: 6 november 2019

(25-10-2019) Op 6 november 2019 lanceert de UGent de editie 2020 van het programma 'From PhD to SME', een eenjarig leiderschapsprogramma voor doctorandi.

'From PhD to SME'

'From PhD to SM' is a 1-year leadership programme for doctoral researchers run by Voka East Flanders and Ghent University (Doctoral Schools & Postdoc Talent Management). The aim of 'From PhD to SME' is to build bridges between the world of research and small and medium-sized enterprises. 16 doctoral researchers are given the unique opportunity to gain first-hand (leadership) experience in a Flemish SME in order to increase their hiring potential and to smooth their transition into the non-academic labour market.

6 November 2019: Information session 2020 & Wrap 2019

On 6 November people who are interested in taking part in the 2020 edition of the programme are welcome for an information session, which will be followed by the wrap event of the 2019 edition, where we will be saying a fond farewell to this year's participants. The wrap event is open to all, but potential participants in the 2020 edition will find it particularly enlightening as there will be testimonials from companies and researchers who participated in the 2019 edition of 'From PhD to SME'.

P.S. One of the 2019 participants is Laura Deschuyteneer of the Institute for International Private Law.

Evening's programme:

  • 17u30 Information session 2020
  • 18u15 Sandwiches and refreshments
  • 19u Closing event 2019
    • Welcome by Arne Oosthuyse (Voka)
    • Team presentations by participants from Ghent University
    • Testimonial by one participating SME
    • Interview with researchers turned entrepreneurs
    • Award ceremony & closing words by Rik Van De Walle (UGent)
  • 21u-22u Networking reception

Register now for the information session and/or the closing event:

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