Researchers can access the Cambridge and MIT expert program "Ideas to Innovation" in Lithuania

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15-07-2020 10:00

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17-07-2020 17:00

Date: 2020 July 15-17
Location:  Santaka Valley, Kaunas

 

Considering the commercialization of the idea? Lacking of entrepreneurial skills? Lithuanian and foreign doctoral students are invited to participate in program "Ideas to Innovation". Training course is taking place in Kaunas, Lithuania on July 15-17.

Designed by Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) experts the program has already inspired more than 1,500 participants to successfully develop and commercialize their ideas.

The program follows an experiential learning approach and enables participants to enhance their motivation, to get essential skills associated with going from idea to commercialization and to apply the knowledge gained during training to launching their own company.

Team of lecturers:
• mentor and entrepreneur professor Shai Vyakarnam;
• entrepreneur and researcher Orsolya Ihasz from Cranfield University;
• scientist, mentor and researcher dr. Liisa van Vliet from Cambridge University.

A team of experienced experts will facilitate the innovation workshop.

Best idea's author will present his idea to investors at Cranfield Venture Day in the UK!

Researchers developing and commercializing their idea after the program will be provided with:
• consultations of KTU and MITA experts and their partners for further development of the idea in the respective field;
• invitation to the Life Science Start-up Master Class program to improve the existing idea with specialists in various fields.

Lithuanian and foreign doctoral students considering the commercialization of the idea and acquiring entrepreneurial skills are invited to complete a selection form until June 15, 2020.

Program

First day

10:00 -11:00

Welcome and Introduction

11:00 – 12:15

Getting to Know You (Coat of Arms, Timelines)

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 13:00

Your I2i Journey

13:00 – 14:00

Your research impact

14:00 – 14:15

Break

14:15 – 14:30

The spirit of Enterprise

14:30 – 16:00  

The spirit of Enterprise (team activity)

16:00 – 16:30 

Belbin De-brief

 

Second day

10:00 – 10:30

Attributes and Advantages of my idea

10:30 – 11:15

Creativity - where are the opportunities

11:15 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:00

Market Application and Commercial Advantages

12:00 – 12:45

Creativity - Towards an opportunity

12:45 – 13:15    

Pitch the opportunity

13:15 – 14:00   

Lunch

14:00 – 14:45  

Value proposition

14:45 – 15:00

Break

15:00 – 16:00 

Networking and pitching skills

16:00 – 17:00

Meet the Entrepreneurs

 

Third day

10:00 – 10:15

Re-cap

10:15 – 10:45

Business Models

10:45 – 11:30

Your venture idea  

11:30 – 12:00

Understanding Finance (Cash Flow)

12:00 – 12:30

Funding your idea

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch  

13:30 - 15:00

Pitching

15:00 – 15:15

Break

15:15 – 16:15 

Pitching to panel

16:15 – 17:00     

Keeping the dream alive


Opportunity to get involved in commercializing innovations for junior researchers is provided by KTU, KEEN along with Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA).

For more information, please contact:

Rasa Kulvietienė
Phone: +370 647 319 66
E-mail: rasa.kulvietiene@mita.lt