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The academic & business networking event

08 February 2018

10:00-10:30

Opening by organizers

10:30-12:30

Introductory presentations

10:30-11:00

What does the academic research field has to offer the LS&H industry – Inge van der Weijden CWTS

11:00-11:30

Introduction to the LS&H sector in the region – LS&H consortium

11:30-12:30

Growth of the knowledge economy in the Gemeente Rotterdam – Gemeente Rotterdam

12:30-13:30

Lunch & networking

13:30-17:00

Parallel sessions

13:30-14:30

Session #1

13:30-14:30

Industry workshops including partners demonstrating how high-level professional traineeships contribute to business development

13:30-14:30

Universities demonstrating how private / public partnerships lead to business innovation and product / markets

14:30-15:30

Session #2

14:30-15:30

Think quick! Entrepreneurs are asked to write down a business challenge and/or problem. PhD / Postdoc professionals will work in groups of five to formulate a solution in 30 minutes and will present their solution to the entrepreneur. Goal: to develop a concept plan which can be send in for testing feasibility funding by MIT

14:30-15:30

Academic transfer: provide a mini workshop for employers on how to attract good people

14:30-15:30

discussion session with recruiters: how could they fill the gap between young research professionals and (life science and health) business?

16:30-17:00

Session #3 (together with drinks)

16:30-17:00

Speed-dates with people from different sectors including educational sector, business sector, entrepeneurs, funding agencies and government.

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