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Sciencepreneurship Summer School 2024: Sustainability & AI

April 29 @ 8:00 - May 3 @ 17:00

A week-long summer school of talks, workshops, and socials on turning scientific innovation into societal impact through entrepreneurship.

    accomodation included | travel grants available | course credit (1 ECTS)

    Rolling admissions – deadline March 22, 2024

    The aim of this summer school is to address the following questions by sharing knowledge, experiences, and pitfalls about how to transform scientific advances into societal impact through entrepreneurship:

    • How can science be directly valuable for society and scale from lab to market?
    • How to get and choose the right team, funding, advisors, and legal setup?
    • What are common pitfalls in this process, and how to avoid them?

    The program of this summer school is tailored to provide the participants with a framework to develop the societal impact of scientific advances.

    • First, participants present a scientific innovation and form co-founding teams. 👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬
    • Then, putting the school its lectures, workshops, and socials into practice, teams shape their science-based business. 🚀
    • Finally, participants pitch their work to a jury, receive feedback, and compete for a prize. 🏆

    Entrepreneurial graduate students from any institute

    The Sciencepreneurship Summer School focuses on enhancing the exchange between entrepreneurially interested graduate students – mainly PhD students – from EPFL, ETH Zurich, and other leading institutes from around the world. Participation is highly competitive and the total number of participants is limited with admissions on a rolling basis.

    The organizing committee is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive summer school. We encourage all students with an interest to apply. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, feel free to reach out.

    Got any questions? You can reach us on arnout.devos@epfl.ch


    April 29 @ 8:00
    May 3 @ 17:00


    Lausanne, Switzerland
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