Venturing Research Challenge provides a pathway for commercializing research by bringing together researchers and entrepreneurial minds in a fast-track business bootcamp. Students, researchers, and entrepreneurs work together to build new solutions and products, and the best ones can continue on to be a part of successful high-tech startups if they find a suitable team.
World-class research, tight collaboration between different fields combined with brave entrepreneurial minds is the foundation to new success stories, and Oulu has all the ingredients for it.
We are looking for fearless changemakers; Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Students and anyone who is willing to break the status quo in this 4-day event at the University of Oulu. We offer the coworking space, mentoring, networking, inspiration and the chance to showcase your talents and food to keep you nourished. We will also offer coaching sessions for researchers that want to pitch their ideas.
For best results we provide great mentors helping to facilitate idea development and use business models for innovating. A prize will be awarded to the best team to take their idea to the next level.
What: Venturing Research Challenge for turning research into business
When: 14.11. - 17.11.2017 starting at 13:00
Where: University of Oulu, Tellus Innovation Arena
Why: Amazing chance to build novel solutions based on cutting edge research and discover something new, learn new skills and get useful connections. If all goes well, join a new startup. Also great prizes for the best team!
To whom: Researchers, students from different fields, entrepreneurs and all innovative people who want to make a change are welcome.
Join: Fill in here
Additionally: This program is part of the Entrepreneurship minor. Continuing with the program means you can get 5 ECTS.
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13:00 Welcome & Introduction
13:05 Keynote speech
13:15 Researcher’s Pitches
Coffee & Snacks
15:00 Task introduction
15:30 Teams working independently
13:00 Check-in with all teams
13:15 Validation workshop
14:15-16:00 Tools & Development workshop
14:00 Check-in with all teams
14:15-17:00 Mentor meetings
13:15 Final Pitches (5min each)
Coffee & Snacks
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