The ECIU network offers to its researchers extensive and high-quality training modules at the different member universities. Here a selection of the courses, the ECIU is offering.
The aim of this course is to present the underpinnings of innovation and entrepreneurship. The course covers the literature in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship. More specifically, the content includes system perspectives on innovation, the economic foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship, sources of innovation, the resource-based view, creative/innovative work, and organizing for innovation.
The offered entrepreneurship events aim to create more awareness among PhDs and Postdocs about the possibility of pursuing a career as an entrepreneur. The workshops and events on entrepreneurship, have close collaboration with the AAU Inkubator, and seek to inspire young researchers through stories of AAU PhD entrepreneurs.
In the programme PhD students, post-docs, researchers as well as business employees having an idea with the intention to start or in the start-up process are welcome to apply. Every participant has access to two personal mentors, which bring a natural connection to the business world. You will furthermore be invited to a network of 200 knowledge-based companies in the region.
Today it is generally accepted that a university, besides contributing to research and education, also contributes to social development and encourages learning. In this context, the entrepreneurial university can be seen as an organisation whose strategy and operative structure facilitate its interaction (cooperation) with industry; promotes creativity and ideation; and on the whole, inspires an entrepreneurial approach among co-workers. Entrepreneurship is broad (wide-ranging) in meaning, and includes firm start-up based on research results, development of a course, and collaboration with society. This view of entrepreneurship forms the basis of this course.
The training introduces to the ins and outs of running a virtual company in order to learn about and plan for all aspects related to starting up a company on the basis of a product/service concept. Participants build on this experience by exploring the commercial and financial value of an invention made within the UT (and disclosed to the business development team) in order to assess the attractiveness of it to invest in.
Research-based business development programme for technology-based start-ups.
As a coming university employee it is important that the researcher can manage himself and make the necessary investments in establishing and developing a research network, cooperation and strategies with regard to publishing. In this presentation is shared some experiences about divagating and ways to go when a researcher is developing the research profile in cooperation with colleagues and research groups. Ideas to how to grow and develop research network and some good advice in relation to involving colleagues nationally and internationally regarding publishing.
After the course the participant will be able to improve their personal planning of their own research projects. The curriculum introduces and train elements and methods within personal planning and project management.
This course aims to support researchers in looking at their interests and abilities, their career objectives and develop strategies for their career that work for them. The course aims to assist participants to:
Events created with the aim of sharing knowledge and entrepreneurial experiences. Held in the Business Incubator at the UAVR and is open to all interested parties to discuss the theme proposed by a guest speaker.
This course will help to build a toolkit to make the most of research outputs. The focus lies on: - strategies for effective academic writing and considering research from a reviewer and editors viewpoint.
The aim of this course is to equip participants with crucial presentation techniques so that they can be more comfortable on stage and focus on delivering their message to the audience. The main objectives of the course is to further develop competences in
The aim of the course is to encourage entrepreneurship by focussing on the development of professional competences for researchers. The programme consists of a variety of courses which include: project management, courses on personal motivation, adaptation to change, conflict resolution, leadership, standardization, copyright laws, Data Management, ISO requirements, etc.
By the course focusing on fundamental project management tools, the participant will be able to apply these tools to the own research project immediately after the course. The participant will strengthen the awareness of the different roles of the people involved in the project as well as choosing an appropriate form of communication along the way. The module includes focus on the significance of the project tools in connection with fundraising for the project. Therefore, the module is concluded with a part that addresses fundraising as a theme, in which key specialists from AAU will participate. In the case of "single man projects", academic staff often hold multiple roles within the project, one of which is her/his involvement as a researcher.
The course provides researchers with a better understanding of the obligations and responsibilities that today’s researchers have, along with practical advice on how to deal with the complex situations in which they may find themselves. It includes practical information that users can quickly apply to their own situations, and that captures the complexity of real-life situations.
At the end of this course, the researcher will be able to:
Objective of this course is to provide guidance to participants on budget preparation for proposals for funding to National Fund, European Commission, or other funders such as charities or industrial sponsors.
Researchers are trained to develop into more holistic, dynamic, business focused, ethical and social responsible entrepreneurs. Through a practical and hands-on approach the researcher will learn about critical entrepreneurial behaviour and attitudes. The attendant will gain knowledge and skills to set and manage a new venture.
Objective of this training is to learn participants to:
Protection of intellectual property rights is becoming increasingly important as we strive towards a knowledge economy. This course aims to educate researchers about the basic steps of protection and exploitation of intellectual property.
Participants will gain:
The course will provide knowledge in:
Researchers are trained to develop a basic understanding of how science and technology influence the human being and society, focusing on human behaviour, knowledge and values, and on evaluating and governing social change.
This training raises awareness of the increasing importance of project management. The researcher will acquire knowledge about methods and analytical tools for planning, evaluating, implementing and controlling projects. The trainee will acquire an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to model tasks through projects.
The seminar series raises awareness on research ethics by discussing Authorship in Science and Ethical practices to strengthen research projects.
After completing the courses, the participants should be familiar with scientific methodology in general, demonstrated the ability to intellectual independence, scientific reasonableness and ability to make research ethical assessments, as well as demonstrated in-depth insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and human responsibility for how it is used.
The training provides knowledge to successfully and efficiently manage research projects. Topics are: Applying for research funding; Defining results documentation and reporting; Project finances, Legal and contractual matters; Research results utilization.
In this course, multidisciplinary teams will define the business model strategy, determine its commercial potential as well as study the economic viability of future companies.
Reflections and analytically usage of concepts such as collaboration, valorisation, utilization and impact related to the researchers own area.
The course aims to assist participants to:
At the end of the course the participants will have learned how to:
Developing an entrepreneurial attitude and relevant skills is vital to prepare for life in tomorrow’s world. Not only for aspiring entrepreneurs, but for every researcher.
Y-Kampus is an open-door space for researchers to develop start-up ideas and network with start-up funders. Y-Kampus is also a gate to the various open innovation platforms operating in the RIS.
Apply the right supervision and communication styles for different tasks of a PhD-candidate, coaching, supervising a planning, negotiating, supervising the writing process.