Boot camp “From Science to Business”
for scientists in the fields of sports, exercise, health, nutrition and urban vitality
Develop your market-oriented thinking, actions and network in a three-day boot camp and convert your research into business!
As a scientist, you are often challenged to valorise your knowledge and scientific results. Thought and action aimed at market application, or in other words applying your knowledge in an entrepreneurial manner, can help with that. This three-day boot camp will help you gain a more entrepreneurial perspective on your scientific product and area of expertise. You will learn to understand and apply techniques for the development of your scientific idea into a business plan – useful skills if you want to become an entrepreneur using your knowledge, but also in the context of collaborations with commercial organisations and applying for valorisation grants. We will ensure a synergetic and inspiring dynamic between fellow scientists and the network of companies of the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS) and Urban Vitality, based on your own scientific concept.
This boot camp has been specifically developed for students, alumni and scientists of the UvA, VU, AUAS, AMC and VUmc who work in the fields of sports, exercise, health, nutrition and urban vitality. The boot camp is open to all who have a potentially well-marketable business idea based on scientific research results.
You don’t necessarily need to want to start a business of your own. The boot camp is also very useful if you are seeking to collaborate with the commercial sector. Your scientific product is likely also relevant for this boot camp if you are considering applying for a valorisation grant such as STW Demonstrator or Take-Off, ZonMw, NWO Kiem, MIT MKB innovation stimulation for top sectors or RAAK MKB.
The boot camp takes place on the following days:
- 26 November 2015 from 9.00 to 22.00
- 3 December 2015 from 9.00 to 18.00
- 10 December 2015 from 9.00 to 17.00
Participants are expected to attend on all three days.
ACE Venture Lab
Science Park 402
Number of participants
Minimum 8, maximum 16
The costs of the boot camp are €300 per participant
Application and admission
Participants are admitted after an intake interview. Application is open until 8 November, using the application form below.
Application form AISS Boot camp