Research to Startup


Doctoral and Master’s degree students learn how to turn their research into a startup

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The Research-to-Startup (R2S) program teaches how to turn research, in particular doctoral studies work, into a startup. The program consists of 12 half-day workshops distributed over four years. Each workshop addresses a key topic of turning research into a startup. The workshops build on each other and are aligned with the trajectory of a doctoral student at a university. We run all workshops once a year to allow any interested person to join on an annual basis and adjust their intake speed to their needs.

1. The business model search

2. Intellectual property

3. Open source strategies

4. Team and organization

5. Project management

6. People leadership

7. Public funding

8. Financial planning

9. University licensing

10. Founders’ equity

11. Company structure

12. Venture capital