How about using High-tech Enterpreneurship (HTE) to create new business ventures?
This lecture series is designed to introduce participants, PhD and undergraduate students from different disciplines (STEM, but also Social Sciences and Humanities) and also young researchers and post-docs, to the basic knowledge and competences about High-Tech Entrepreneurship.
This course aims to provide participants with understanding of the role, analytics and process of business planning to create new innovative business ventures. Students will will learn and gain direct experience about patents, university-industry collaborations, contract research, starting a new company, marketing high-tech inventions, etc.
During this 20-hour-course, participants will have the opportunity of setting up real proposals for start-ups which they will be able to use for start-up competitions such as Start Cup Toscana or other possible calls launched by Sant’Anna and other universities. The main goal is to bring participants to have their business model and business plan ready at the end of the course.
The course has been designed both for those who are planning to set up an innovative and/or high-tech start-up and for those who might benefit from the course’s contents in an existing company, in their professional activities or in a research context. Specially regarding those generated within an academic environment, on the basis of public research.
The course is organized in collaboration with EELISA and Start Cup Toscana and coordinated by Andrea Piccaluga and Alberto Di Minin, professor of innovation management at the Institute of Management at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA). Both, students from universities which are part of the JoTTO initiative (i.e. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Scuola Normale Superiore, IMT Lucca, IUSS Pavia, GSSI L’Aquila, SISSA Trieste) and Students from other universities of the EELISA Alliance can apply. Only EELISA Students are allowed to participate online.
During this series of four lectures, different speakers will provide students with knwoledge based on their own personal experience.
– Lecture 1: High-tech Entrepreneurship: Let’s do it seriously: going beyond the first steps and scaling up. How to deal with industrial and financial partners – 04th of April 2023, From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CEST)
– Lecture 2: High-tech Entrepreneurship: Tips and tools for valorization of results in the LS sector – 19th of April 2023, From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CEST)
– Lecture 3: High-tech Entrepreneurship: Pitch it well: review your business plan to apply to competitions such as Start Cup Toscana 2023 – 03rd of May 2023, From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (CEST)
– Lecture 4: High-tech Entrepreneurship: Business angels and venture capitalists: how do they decide about financing your start-up? – 08th of May 2023, From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CEST)