Target group: PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, Master´s students interested in doctoral studies and founding a company
Duration of the program: 9 months
Next call for applications will be from June 14, 2021
In times when everyone is talking about innovation and entrepreneurship, interested researchers should have the possibility to engage with these subjects from the point of view outside of traditional research. You will scrutinize innovative business models, train crucial management Skills, get in contact with entrepreneurs and work out your own founding personality. Moreover, marketing, presentation and negotiation Skills also play an important part in the program. Special emphasis is put on human beings who are central to a company’s success; and the topic funding is looked at in detail. At the end of the program, participants should be aware of where they are and be able to make their first or next steps towards becoming scientific entrepreneurs!
The nine-month program consists of 15 presence days in total: It includes a kick-off event, 8 modules with a duration of one to two days, a half-time reflection and an elevator pitch event.
8 workshop modules
Module 1 - Introduction to entrepreneurship
Module 2 - Creative tools
Module 3 - Leadership and team development
Module 4 - Marketing
Module 5 - Legal basics
Module 6 - Negotiate successfully
Module 7 - Business Plan and financing
Module 8 - Elevator Pitch Training
- Kick-off Event - Half-time reflection - Elevator Pitch Event
Networking with program partners
Potsdam Transfer, Gründungsservice, Media Tech Hub Accelerator, Standortmanagement Golm, Science Park
Our longstanding cooperation partners support the program:
The program has been designed for PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines.
This year, the Potsdam Graduate School would like to offer ambitious master's students who are interested in doctoral studies and start-ups the opportunity to apply for Science meets Market. If you are interested, please contact the program coordinator directly.
Please note that:
However, the participation fee varies depending on your affiliation.
In order to complete the program, participation in all program components is required, i.e. modules, half-time reflection and elevator pitch events. Participation in the kick-off event is optional but expected. Upon completion of all compulsory program components, participants receive the official EPE certificate.
At the same time:
Free childcare available during participation in program workshops. Please contact us if necessary.
Please submit the following application documents until the deadline:
Detailed information can be found in the current announcement from June 2021.