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Innovation and Value Creation in Research, 3 hp

A course organised for all PhD students at LTH, Science faculty and Medical faculty with support from LU Innovation system.

Today a researcher not only needs to address the important scientific questions. A researcher should also be able to have a wider perspective on the utilization of research results and their benefits for society.

This course will help you as PhD student to put your research project into a wider context, and give you insights into the processes for innovation and creativity. The course focuses on innovation in academic research, and includes topics like idea generation and the NABC concept which is a model for development, assessment and presentation of ideas, developed at Stanford Research Institute in California. The course also includes patenting and searching in patent databases and a section on how to pitch yourself and your research idea. The course will also deal with research collaborations and other tools for stimulating innovation. Lastly, sources and criteria for financing of commercially oriented projects through the Swedish state, EU and private capital will be covered. In other words - this course prepares you for a successful career in academia or industry.

The course will be held during five days in November - December and consists of lectures from experts in different fields as well as invited entrepreneurs. During the course, one group assignment and two individual projects related to the individual's research project will be performed. 

Course directors and contact persons:
Maria Andersson, Biotechnology, LTH;
Olaf Diegel, Machine design, LTH:
Jonas Ohlsson, Solid state physics, LTH:
Charlotta Johnsson, Automatic Control, LTH:

Limited places - first come first served!



Last date to register is November 10, 2016!
Registration form:

Schedule 2016

Nov 29, Dec 1, 2, 5 and 9, 2016

Room: Pepparholm, LTHs studiecentrum
Time: 8:30-16:00