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Apply Now: bench2Biz Workshop 2021 – from cutting-edge research to entrepreneurship

Are you wondering if your invention/research is commercializable? Do you need to get a clear picture on how to pursue your business idea? Would you benefit from personalized guidance from experts? The bench2biz workshop 2021 taking place as a virtual event for aspiring entrepreneurs in science & technology has an open call for applications to all idea champions.

The workshop specifically targets very early to early high-technology entrepreneurial ideas from all fields and from all over Switzerland. Over 20 hours spread out over two weeks the workshop participants answer 20 key questions regarding the commercialization of their idea through fast-paced sessions with support from experts, with whom they form a team simulating a start up environment. The workshop provides networking opportunities and prepares participants for the entry into the existing Swiss start-up promotion ecosystem. At the end of the workshop, participants leave with the business elements of their new venture well structured. Application is free of charge as well as participation for selected individuals or teams.

More info can be found on the workshop’s website.
Also, check out the Voice of Experience video on YouTube featuring interviews with previous participants.

When: November 15 (14:00 – 17:00), November 16 (14:00 – 18:00), November 19 (14:00 – 18:30), November 24, 2020 (14:00 – 18:00), November 29 (14:00 – 17:30)
Where: Virtual event
Application Deadline: October 3, 2021
Application Form: Click here to download

Bench2Biz is a joint initiative of the NCCRs Chemical Biology, PlanetS, RNA & Disease, Transcure, Kidney, Automation, Bio-Inspired Materials, QSIT and SPIN. The 2021 workshop is generously supported by the Swiss Intellectual Property Institute (IPI).

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) are a funding scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation